Symposium Session: The Latest in Critical Care Nutrition Practice
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 5000, 5170, 5440
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 6.2.4, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.6
Patients undergoing critical illness are at significant risk of negative outcomes. Identifying patients who are at greatest nutrition risk, and therefore more likely to benefit from nutrition intervention, is essential. Nutrition decision making should be guided by best practice guidelines including those published in 2016 by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. These evidence- and consensus-based practice recommendations will be highlighted during this session and will include approaches for practical implementation. In addition, recent critical care nutrition research will be highlighted.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Outline essential components of nutrition screening and assessment in the critically ill patient.
- Discuss practical implementation of key recommendations included in the 2016 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition/Society of Critical Care Medicine nutrition care guidelines for critically ill patients.
- Apply selected guideline recommendations using a case-based approach.
Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, is a dietitian member of the nutrition support team at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she is involved in the management of critically ill patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ainsley serves as a clinical practice specialist for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She is a certified nutrition support clinician and has given international, national, and local presentations on many critical care nutrition topics. In addition to her clinical practice activities, Ainsley has authored multiple nutrition support-related peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Ainsley is a fellow of both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ASPEN. She has served in many nutrition leadership capacities including president of ASPEN and House of Delegates of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and currently is chair of the Academy Positions Committee.
Ainsley Malone has no relevant disclosures to report. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.50 CDR