This teleseminar is directed toward clinicians who care for with patients demonstrating one or more types of gastrointestinal dysmotility and having to decide when and how to provide nutrition to these individuals. Not all gastrointestinal dysmotilities have the same cause and effect and, therefore, the same therapy. Medical and nutritional interventions must be tailored for each patient to minimize risk and maximize benefit; the challenges in identifying what does or does not provide a benefit can be overwhelming and disheartening to both the patient and the practitioner. Please join us for an enlightening presentation that describes various types and etiologies of gastrointestinal dysmotilities, such as dumping, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and chronic constipation, followed by the how’s, when’s, and what’s of nutrition support, with the goal of appropriately and safely utilizing the gut first.
At the conclusion of this presentation the learner will be able to:
Identify various types and causes of gastrointestinal dysmotility.
Formulate possible nutrition support therapies to nourish the individual with gastrointestinal dysmotility.
Assess the risks and benefits and appropriate monitoring procedures for providing nutrition support therapy to individuals with gastrointestinal dysmotility.