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Improving Diarrhea and Nutritional Status in Patients Receiving Enteral Nutrition

Course #: 010-668

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #142829 approved for 1.5 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

Enteral nutrition (EN) is a common method of nutrition support for hospitalized patients with intact gastrointestinal function who are unable to eat or whose nutritional requirements are not satisfied with an oral diet.  This CEU course investigates the effect of fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs) content in EN formula on gastrointestinal intolerance and nutritional status in hospitalized patients receiving EN.


Article Author:  So Ra Yoon, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate the benefits of enteral nutrition.
  2. Investigate the gastrointestinal symptoms that frequently occur with EN and may cause malnutrition.
  3. Examine which conditions were improved in patients receiving low-FODMAP EN compared with those receiving moderate- and high-FODMAP EN.
  4. Identify FODMAPs-containing foods.
  5. Describe the mechanism by which FODMAP restriction provides its benefits.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2020, 3080, 5220, 5285

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.1 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.3 , 8.3.5

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Course Date: 2017-08-16

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