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Nutrition Technology: A Hands-on Experience (T23)

Mar 26 | 9:45AM - 11:45AM

A variety of nutrition assessment tools and technologies, such as indirect calorimetry, air displacement plethysmograph, bioelectrical impedance analysis/spectroscopy, ultrasound, etc. are commercially available. However, many clinicians have never had any hands-on opportunities to work and truly understand these tools and technology to: 1) determine if a specific tool or technology is right for their own patient population, and 2) formulate a proposal to justify the need for such tool or technology to hospital administrators. This session is designed to allow clinicians to see and experience these tools and technologies in person to improve understanding and realize usefulness in their own patient populations.

FACULTY & TOPICS

Air Displacement Plethysmograph (Cosmed – BodPod)
Craig Horswill, PhD

Indirect Calorimetry (GE)
Diane Nowak, RD, LD, CNSC

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis/Spectroscopy (InBody)
Carrie Earthman, PhD, RD, LD

Computed Tomography (TomoVision – SliceOmatics)
Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Ultrasound
Michael Paris, MSc

Dynamometer
Terese Scollard, MBA, RD, LD, FAND

Guided Feeding Tube Placement (Halyard)
Amy Melton, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

MODERATOR
Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Compare technical and patient-oriented aspects of different nutrition assessment tools and technology
  2. Describe the pros and cons in each nutrition assessment tool and technology
  3. Determine the appropriate patient populations for each nutrition assessment tool and technology

LEARNING LEVEL: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-042-L04-P
CE CREDIT: 2 hours

Session presented collaboratively by ASPEN and Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics