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March 2015 Weekend Warrior Schedule

Saturday, March 21: 

8:30–8:45      Registration / Welcome (Breakfast on your own)

8:45–9:45      Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine—Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD


1.    Describe the advantages of evidence-based medicine.

2.    Identify limitations that exist in medical abstracts and review articles.

3.    List key elements of a journal article that must be reviewed to understand its scope, impact and quality.

4.    Identify limitations and strengths in nutrition research that will allow appropriate implementation of new findings.

9:45–10:00    Break

10:00-noon   Enteral Nutrition—Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD


1.    Identify which patients are candidates for enteral nutrition support

2.    Identify the most common barriers to enteral nutrition delivery.

3.    List strategies to manage these issues and provide successful enteral feeding.

12:00-1:00     Lunch (provided)

1:00–2:00      Calorie and Protein Determination—Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD


1.    Identify strengths and weaknesses of formulas and methods commonly used to estimate calorie and protein needs.

2.    Estimate calorie and protein goals for feeding the hospitalized patient.

3.    Critically evaluate data on how calorie deficit may affect outcome in critically ill patients, and state the clinical implications of this research.

2:00 – 2:15    Break

2:15 – 4:15    Fluid and Electrolyte Management and Cases—Eugene Corbett, MD


1.    Identify the physiologic rationale behind fluid & electrolyte replacement orders.

2.    State pathophysiologic alterations of selected fluid electrolyte disorders.

3.    Apply information learned to clinical practice through a review of selected case studies.                  

4:15 – 4:30    Questions and Answers / Wrap Up


Sunday, March 22:

9:00 – 10:00    Parenteral Nutrition—Katie Reese, RD, CNSC

1.  Discuss indications for central and peripheral parenteral nutrition.

2.   Review clincial considerations for electrolyte management.

3.   Explore issues regarding lipid use.

10:00-10:15     Break

10:15–11:15    Peri-Operative Nutrition—Kate Willcutts, MS, RD, CNSC


  1. List the fasting/feeding components of "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery" or “Fast Track” or multimodal perioperative protocols.
  2. Explain the theoretical and well-studied benefits of preoperative carbohydrate beverages.
  3. Discuss research that supports shorter pre-op fasting and early feeding and swifter advancement to solid foods after surgery

11:15 – noon      Feeding Tube Show and Tell—Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD

Objective:  Participants will have the chance to see and compare various types of feeding tubes available for enteral feeding.                              

Noon - 1:00     Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:15     Fluid Management  in the ICU: What Getting Sick Means—Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD


1.     Discuss physiologic processes associated with acute illness.

2.     View the process of acute illness from a larger perspective.

3.     Discuss how this process affects nutrition assessment and nutrition needs.

2:15 – 2:30      Break

2:30 – 3:30      Refeeding Syndrome—Carol Parrish, MS, RD


1.    Explain the clinical features of refeeding syndrome.

2.    Predict patients at risk for refeeding syndrome.

3.    Identify steps to prevent the potential complications of refeeding syndrome.

3:30 – 4:00     Questions and Answers / Wrap Up—Carol Parrish, MS, RD & Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD