NTR 563: Nutrition Support

Class Program

Nutrition plays a major role in the management of critical illness.  This course presents an in-depth review of enteral and parenteral nutrition in critical care.  Topics include assessment and nutritional needs, enteral formulations, enteral device access, calculation of enteral feeding regimens, enteral feeding complications, drug-nutrient interactions, and standards of care for enterally fed patients.  Parenteral nutrition topics will include a general overview, parenteral formulations, parenteral access devices, complications of parenteral nutrition, fluid balance, electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance.  Home nutrition support will also be reviewed.