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online Acute Versus Chronic Critical Illness: A Nutrition Focus

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03 aug

Date: August 3, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Join us for this program which will address the major differences in the pathophysiological changes and inflammatory responses between acute and chronic critical illness (the ebb phase and the flow phase) as well as, transition into Persistent Inflammation, Immunosuppression, Catabolic Syndrome (PICS) and potential nutritional interventions. Within this paradigm we will address gold standard, evidence-based guidelines, as well as, novel research with certain nutritional supplements that may provide benefit for PICS nutrition. Learners will also hear the use of different predictive equations compared to the gold standard indirect calorimetry in assessing energy expenditure in trauma and surgical ICU patients during the initial phase of critical illness, and as the illness and overall condition stabilize while remaining in the critical care unit. 

Learning Objectives

  1. List major physical and biochemical signs that characterize acute and chronic critical illnes
  2. Explain the change in energy expenditure during initial and recovery/stable phase of critical illness
  3. Describe nutritional aspects of critical illness, guidelines recommendations, and potential interventions
  4. Outline nutritional interventions for chronic critical illness and PICS
  5. Compare the predictive equations used to estimate energy need with indirect calorimetry during critical illness and identify the pros and cons of these methods
  6. Determine early versus late measured energy requirements in the trauma and surgical ICU patients