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WEB170817 - GI Disorders and Ethics

‐ Aug 17, 2017 3:30pm

ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course (NSFC) provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition support therapy. The course can be used as a tool for helping you identify personal knowledge gaps to further identify future areas of learning. Whether you are preparing for the certification examinations or seeking additional professional growth in nutrition support, recognizing these knowledge gaps allows you to use your professional development time and energy more effectively.

In addition to providing a thorough review of core nutrition support topics such as nutrition assessment and nutrient deficiencies, parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, fluids and electrolytes, and pediatrics, the NSFC will also include specialty areas of nutrition support such as home care, critical care, gastrointestinal disorders, ethics, and statistics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the indications and contraindications for enteral and parenteral nutrition in specific disease states
  2. List common nutritional deficiencies that can occur from GI losses due to various diseases
  3. Develop strategies for nutrition support of patients with GI diseases
  4. Discuss ethical issues related to nutrition support