Webinar - Indirect Calorimetry and Other Methods for Assessment of Energy Demand in Hospitalized Patients

November 19, 2019,  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

Indirect calorimetry is recommended by the 2016 Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) – American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient to determine energy requirements when available and when there are “no patient-level variables present that affect the accuracy of measurement”.  While this means of energy determination is considered by many as the “gold standard”, it is not available in many institutions.  Given the lack of widespread availability, most institutions use a variety of predictive equations to determine the caloric goals for their hospitalized patients.  This webinar is designed to discuss the use of indirect calorimetry in both ventilated and non-ventilated hospitalized patients including the evidence supporting the use of this mode of energy measurement.  Attendees should gain an understanding of the limitations of both indirect calorimetry and predictive equations and which patients would benefit from one strategy over the other.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how indirect calorimetry works and what information it provides clinicians
  2. Determine appropriate methods of integrating indirect calorimetry into daily inpatient practice
  3. Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of indirect calorimetry and predictive equations
  4. Discuss recent literature and research related to the use of indirect calorimetry in contemporary ICU practice

Faculty and Topics
Indirect Calorimetry and Other Methods for Assessment of Energy Demand in Hospitalized Patients – Non-ventilated patients
David Frankenfield, MS, RD, Manager of Clinical Nutrition, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Indirect Calorimetry in Ventilated Patients: Limitations of Predictive Equations and Recent Insights into Modern Energy Requirements
Daniel Dante Yeh, MD, CNSC, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ryder Trauma Center, Miami, FL

Johnathan Voss, PharmD, BCCCP, BCNSP, Clinical Pharmacist, Surgical ICU, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level:  Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-149-L04-P

This webinar is supported in part by an education grant from Baxter and COSMED

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