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DNS Support Line

DNS Support Line - February 2024 Issue

This peer-reviewed publication of DNS has four articles that will be used for CPEU credits self-study.

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Support Line is a Peer-Reviewed Publication of the Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG. The February 2024 issue includes the following articles:

  • Nutrition Care for the Patient Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy 
  • The Case for Body Mass Index as an Independent Marker of Malnutrition 
  • Incorporation of Enteral Access Device Site Assessment and Care in the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s Enteral Support Care Plan in the Outpatient Oncology 
  • Nutrition Support for the Brain-Injured Patient: Timing and Quantity of Enteral Support

CPE Level: 2


Performance Indicators

  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
  • 8.2.3 Integrate new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 10.1.1 Leads intra- and interprofessional teams to identify, develop, implement and evaluate valid and reliable nutrition screening tools and procedures.
  • 10.2.9 Orders biochemical tests and reviews results to support diagnoses and plans of care.

Learning Objectives

  • The learner will be able to identify the utility of using BMI in the nutrition screening process and determine appropriate BMI values to assure that at-risk patients are assessed and treated properly.
  • The learner will be able to identify the reader in patients with peritoneal cancer undergoing cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).
  • The learner will be able to identify components of PEG care and assessment principles and incorporate them into education and assessments of patients.
  • The learner will be able to identify the obstacles impeding adequate enteral recommendations to prevent malnutrition in this population.

Release Date: February 1, 2024


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