This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.
Short gut, also called short bowel syndrome, is a profound malabsorptive disorder associated with malnutrition, dehydration, and myriad other co-morbidities, the aftermath of which results in a greatly reduced quality of life and enormous health care costs. Managing the SBS patient demands an understanding of gastrointestinal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and pharmacology, as well as a great deal of time to coordinate the dietary, fluid, and pharmacotherapy management required for these complicated patients. Many SBS patients can thrive with careful attention to details.
This session will equip the registered dietitian nutritionist with an understanding of the best practice for management of SBS patients. Resources will also be provided for those who would like more in-depth assistance to care for patients with this challenging condition. Along with the physician, the RDN plays a crucial and central role in the care of these complex patients.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5220, 4040, 6010
- Identify the factors that contribute to high stool output in short bowel syndrome.
- Discuss the rationale for the short bowel diet and oral rehydration therapy.
- Select and dose medications appropriately to enhance absorption, adaptation, and decrease stool volume.
- Carol Parrish, MS, RDN
- Andrew Copland, MD