189. Navigating the Maze of Complex GI Cases

Sunday, October 27
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 113-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149441

Gastrointestinal (GI) patients present with a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to debilitating. Their complaints may not represent a singular problem, but may be multifactorial, as these patients frequently have more than one GI condition or diagnosis. Nutrition plays a key role for patients with complex gastrointestinal problems, whether it involves changing the diet type, consistency, content or route of intake. The registered dietitian nutritionist should be able to provide a nutrition assessment and intervention that is evidence -based, personalized, and realistically achieved. In this session, case studies on nutrition management of short bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia, constipation, and centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome are presented by leading GI-RDN experts. At the end of this session, the attendee should be able to provide a more in-depth evaluation and plan for their patients with GI disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define symptoms that may arise from multiple sources in patients with complex and overlapping gastrointestinal diagnoses.
  • Evaluate nutrition status using focused, evidence-based methodology for GI patients.
  • Develop and apply nutrition care plans for complex GI patients that are multi-modal and identify monitoring techniques for effectiveness.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5220 Gastrointestinal disorders (disease/disorder)
  • 5390 Care planning, documentation, and evaluation (nutritional care)
  • 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines (nutritional care)

Performance Indicator:

  • 1.2.2 Identifies the knowledge and skills required to provide service.
  • 10.2.8 Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining the time, frequency and duration of the intervention.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

    Moderator(s)

  • Gillian White, RDN, LD, CNSC

    Resgistered Dietitian Nutritionist

    Cooper Clinic

  • Speaker(s)

  • Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

    Nutrition Therapy Specialist

    Good Nutrition for Good Living

  • Patsy Catsos, MS, RD, LD

    Medical Nutrition Therapist

    GI Nutrition Inc.