Pre-Rehabilitative Nutrition, Immunonutrition and Micronutrient Sufficiency in Harm Events and Patient Care Outcomes

Sunday, October 18
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 3 (advanced knowledge/expertise)
Activity Code: 157485

Patients requiring hospitalization after elective surgery often have major comorbidities, including malnutrition, thereby benefiting from evaluation and optimization prior to an elective surgery. Within IU Health University Hospital, 75% of surgical admissions have three or more risk factors for complications along with a significant percentage of malnutrition that, in the past, went unrecognized and thus not managed until admission. This realization was the foundation for the development of a pre-surgical wellness and nutrition program that has provided a process to optimize these conditions prior to admission and prove our hypothesis that pre-admission nutrition intervention, when bundled with evidence-based best practices, results in a significant reduction in harm events, improved patient outcomes, reduction in length of stay and significant cost reductions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the significant role of nutrition assessment and provision of nutrition education prior to elective surgical procedures that result in admission to an inpatient status
  • Describe the unique physiologic requirements that are present in a post-surgical patient that can be met with the use of immunonutrition
  • Describe the role of key micronutrients in preservation of wound healing

Performance Indicator:

  • 6.3.9 Disseminates research or performance improvement outcomes to advance knowledge, change practice and enhance effectiveness of services.
  • 10.4.4 Makes recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and disease.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

    Moderator(s)

  • Pre-Rehabilitative Nutrition, Immunonutrition and Micronutrient Sufficiency in Harm Events and Patient Care Outcomes -

    Ann Cotton, MS, RDN, CNSC

    Clinical Dietitian Specialist in Critical Care

    IU Health/Mehtodist Hospital

  • Speaker(s)

  • Pre-Rehabilitative Nutrition, Immunonutrition and Micronutrient Sufficiency in Harm Events and Patient Care Outcomes -

    Nancy Strange, RDN, CNSC, CD, CLT

    Clinical Dietitian, Senior

    IU Health

  • Pre-Rehabilitative Nutrition, Immunonutrition and Micronutrient Sufficiency in Harm Events and Patient Care Outcomes -

    William Wooden, MD, FACS

    DIRECTOR SURGIAL QUALITY, PROFESSOR , PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    IU School of Medicine/IU Health