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Sooner Rather Than Later: Overcoming Barriers To Implementing Early Enteral Nutrition Feeding Practices
Learning objectives:

• Review the science of nutrition therapy and the application of the guidelines to understand the clinical course of critical illness and the impact of early enteral feeding in the critical care setting.

• Summarize the various etiologies impacting GI tolerance of enteral nutrition including prone position feeding in the presence of COVID-19.

• Identify best practices as they relate to the implementation of early EN feeding protocols and shared responsibilities in the critical care setting.

RN CE credit: 4.0
RD CPEU credit: 4.0

Nov 30, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD, FASPEN
Dr. Kelly Tappenden is Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tappenden’s research program focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms regulating epithelial function, and patient malnutrition. For these contributions, she has received multiple awards, published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and delivered over 500 invited lectures. Dr. Tappenden served as the 33rd President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 2008-09, Chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Obesity section of the American Gastroenterology Association Institute from 2009-13, and presently represents the American Society for Nutrition on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Board of Directors. Dr. Tappenden has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition since 2010.
Jan Powers, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FCCM
Jan has been a nurse for 35 years in various roles related to Critical Care and Trauma and worked as a CNS over 20 years primarily focused on implementation of research and evidence based practices to improve patient outcomes. Jan received her BSN, MSN and PhD all from Indiana University School of Nursing. She has conducted many research studies related to nursing practice with a primary focus on improving patient outcomes through the advancement of nursing practice. Primary focus areas related to pulmonary, trauma, pressure injuries and nutrition. Jan is passionate about inspiring nurses to own their practice with an emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based practices. She has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations related to a wide variety of areas within nursing practice.