189. Navigating the Maze of Complex GI Cases
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.
- 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)
- 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.
Gillian White, RDN, LD, CNSC
Resgistered Dietitian Nutritionist
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.