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Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Pediatric Critical Care- Updates in Pathophysiology, and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies (T23)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET


  1. Explain the most recent basic and clinical research on the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal dysfunction in pediatric critical care
  2. Describe bedside practices employed in the pediatric intensive care unit to identify gastrointestinal dysfunction
  3. Examine the most recent research on the validity of bedside markers of gastrointestinal dysfunction and promising alternatives and review current evidence-based guidelines 
  4. Describe current bedside practices to manage gastrointestinal dysfunction
  5. Summarize the most recent research on the enteral nutrition route and mode of delivery in gastrointestinal dysfunction and evolving novel therapies to manage gastrointestinal dysfunction

Advances in Basic and Clinical Research on Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Pediatric Critical Care
Enid Martinez, MD, Associate in Critical Care/ Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Bedside Diagnostic Tools and Dilemmas
Lyvonne Tume, RN, PhD, Associate Professor in Child Health, School of Health and Society, University of Salford, Manchester, UK; PICU Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK, Manchester, England 

Therapeutic Alternatives and Clinical Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Ann-Marie Brown, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, CNE, FCCM, Associate Clinical Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 

Enid Martinez, MD

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-048-L01-P

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