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A Collaborative Approach: Nutrition Optimization in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Care Continuum
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
• Examine the role nutrition optimization plays on the metabolic impact of surgery for patients with various levels of nutritional status.
• Identify strategies for successful implementation of perioperative and post-operative protocols to support nutrition optimization across the continuum of surgical care.
• Apply the knowledge of value prospective as it relates to enhanced recovery after surgery to communicate key metrics and talking points in the healthcare setting.

RN CE credit: 4.0
RD CPEU credit: 4.0

Nov 18, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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David Evans MD, FACS
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon @ Ohio Health Trauma Services and Medical Director @OhioHealth System Nutrition Support Team
David C. Evans, MD has recently joined OhioHealth Trauma and Surgical Services in Central Ohio after completing 7 years as the Director of Nutrition Support Services, Trauma Medical Director, and Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He has a busy clinical practice focusing on trauma, emergency general surgery, endoscopy, and critical care. His special interests include: nutrition support in surgical and ICU patients, and research in surgery and trauma care. He has served as an investigator in multiple clinical trials in critically ill patients focused in the areas of nutrition and infection control and is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Katie Porter Starr PHD, RDN
Assistant Professor @ Duke University, and Research Health Scientist @Durham VA Medical Center
Dr. Starr is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine at Duke University and a Research Health Scientist at the Durham VA Medical Center, USA. Dr. Starr completed her doctorate in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia, and received the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Post-Doctoral National Research Service Award at Duke’s Center for the Study of Aging. She is Co-Director of the Center for Aging Clinical Nutrition Laboratory and her research focuses on older adults at risk for chronic health conditions and functional disability. Currently, she is Co-PI for clinical trials investigating the impact of protein consumption on lean muscle mass in obese, frail older adults undergoing weight loss interventions, and PI for a Career Development Award assessing the benefits of perioperative protein supplementation in vulnerable geriatric populations. Finally, she serves as a content expert for the ASPEN Surgical Nutrition Evidenced Based Guidelines.