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Roundtables (RT1)

Friday, April 21 • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT

In Person SessionPediatric Content Included

Discuss specific nutrition support topics during the Roundtables Session. Tables will be organized by topic, and participants will have an opportunity to interact in small groups with faculty and peers. Each faculty leader will meet with groups for 25 minutes before participants are asked to move to another table for discussion on a different topic. Participants will have an opportunity to visit three tables during the session.

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Basic for all roundtables
UAN: No pharmacy credit

Nutrition Support Nursing Team Model for Patients Requiring Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (RT1-A)


  1. Describe how the use of a dedicated nutrition support nursing team promotes patient safety and quality outcomes for patients receiving enteral nutrition

Kathi Tushar, RN, BSN, Nutrition Support Registered Nurse, Center for Human Nutrition, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Current Challenges and Solutions to Safely Transition Your Patient from Hospital to Home Tube Feeding (RT1-B)


  1. Identify the factors to safely transition your patient from hospital to home tube feeding
  2. Describe the challenges and barriers clinicians and patients receiving home enteral nutrition are faced with during the COVID-19 pandemic and changes made to adapt to the ever-changing situation

Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Advanced Practice II Registered Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Berri Burns, MEd, RD, LD, CNSC, Advanced Practice 1 Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

The Evolution and Revolution of Nutrition Support Practitioners (RT1-C)


  1. Discuss how the nutrition support practitioner role may expand as the specialty of nutrition support continues to evolve
  2. Define the skills and techniques that nutrition support practitioners can expand in practice to add value such as research, new skills, management
  3. Motivate dietitians and colleagues to enhance nutrition support leadership opportunities

Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND, Nutrition Therapy Specialist, Good Nutrition for Good Living, Carrollton, TX

Denise Baird Schwartz, MS, RD, FADA, FAND, FASPEN, Bioethics Committee Member, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Health Equity in Nutrition Support: What is the Clinician's Role? (RT1-D)


  1. Define health equity and how it impacts the health care system and nutrition support outcome
  2. Describe health disparities and social determinants of health related to nutrition support
  3. Summarize the Health Equity Accountability Act initiatives related to nutrition support and develop methods to improve health equity in clinical practice

Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Clinical Program Manager, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, San Antonio, TX

Ketogenic Parenteral Nutrition: PEARLS and Applications (RT1-E)Pediatric Content Included  


  1. Demonstrate appropriate calculation of ketogenic diet ratio and macronutrient composition of ketogenic PN
  2. Verbalize safety concerns and limitation of implementing ketogenic PN
  3. Prescribe a basic ketogenic PN regimen for patients receiving this as a non-pharmacologic treatment for epilepsy

Robin Nuse Tome, RD, CSP, LDN, CLC, Senior Clinical Dietitian III, Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Catatonia, Autism and ARFID: Tools for Assessment, Treatment, and Nutrition Support (RT1-F)Pediatric Content Included  


  1. Identify the resource for diagnoses of catatonia, autism and ARFID
  2. Utilize assessment tools and identify importance of NFPE 

Mary Pat Turon-Findley, MEd, RD, CMPMP, LD, Registered Dietitian III, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Allison Carter, APRN-CNP, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

PN and Refeeding Syndrome: Collaboration Between Hospital and Home Nutrition Support Teams to Reduce Risk of Complications (RT1-G)


  1. Verbalize components of the ASPEN Consensus Criteria for Identifying Adult Patients at Risk for Refeeding Syndrome
  2. Implement a collaborative approach between inpatient and home nutrition support teams for safe PN patient transition home that minimizes risk of refeeding syndrome

Lisa Kinder, RD, CNSC, Clinical Program Manager, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Huntington Beach, CA

Shirley Au, RD, CNSC, Regional Nutrition Support Dietitian, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Chino Hills, CA