Body Composition Tools in the ICU: Applications for Assessment and Monitoring of Nutritional Status

December 07, 2021,  2:00 PM - November 02, 2021, 3:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

Caring for critically ill patients can be challenging for the entire care team. Conducting a thorough nutrition assessment is an integral part of developing a comprehensive care plan. Join us for this webinar where we will begin with a discussion on malnutrition and how muscle is a key component of nutrition status. Concepts of methods of different compartments representing muscle will be addressed with information on how computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and bioimpedance techniques work, what they measure, and the opportunities and challenges (i.e. edema, obesity, positioning) in applying them in critically ill patients. The webinar will conclude with discussion on recent studies utilizing each of these techniques in the critical care setting, what was learned from these studies, and determining future directions for clinicians and researchers alike.   

Learning Objectives

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Body Composition Tools in the ICU: Opportunities and Challenges
Carrie Earthman, PhD, RD, Professor of Nutrition, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 

Clinical Applications of CT, Ultrasound and Bioimpedance Techniques in the ICU
Manpreet Mundi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic of Medicine and Science; Chair/Medical Director Outpatient Nutrition Core Group and Consultant, – Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Home Enteral Nutrition Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Holly Guzman, RD, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Food & Nutrition Services, Touchpoint Support Services at Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-148-L04-P
Level: Intermediate
CE Credits: 1.5 hours


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