219. Practical Approaches to Short Bowel Syndrome Management

Tuesday, October 29
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149615

Members of the Medical Nutrition Practice Group’s Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorder Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) subgroup will present case-based scenarios to illustrate key clinical practice points for identifying and managing patients with short bowel syndrome. The case presentations will include methods to assess length and sites of remaining bowel, use of oral hydration solutions and nutritional supplementation in SBS, management of high ostomy output from enteral feedings in the SBS patient, and differentiation of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for small bowel ostomy versus colon in continuity patients. The objective of each case vignette is to highlight key practice points that can build a developing clinician’s skills and confidence when caring for this complex patient population. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the expert short bowel syndrome RDNs. Ample time will be reserved for questions and comments from the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients with SBS and understand ideal MNT treatment principles.
  • Understand management principles to optimize small bowel ostomy output.
  • Identify appropriate oral supplements for use in patients with SBS.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5220 Gastrointestinal disorders (disease/disorder)
  • 3005 Nutrition Diagnosis
  • 5440 Enteral and parenteral nutrition support (nutritional care)

Performance Indicator:

  • 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.


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

    Nutrition Therapy Specialist

    Good Nutrition for Good Living

  • Speaker(s)

  • Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

    Nutrition Support Specialist

    University of Virginia Health System

  • Neha Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC

    Clinical Dietitian III

    Digestive Health Center and Liver Clinic, Stanford Health Care

  • Elizabeth Wall, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC

    RD IV- GI/Nutrition Support Specialist

    The University of Chicago Medicine