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Nutritional Management of the Patient with Acute Respiratory Failure
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Joel Mason, M.D., and Scott Epstein, M.D.

In the last three years, Dr. Mason has received grant/research support from Mead-Johnson Nutritional and also served as a consultant for Mead-Johnson Nutritional.

Dr. Epstein is Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston.

Dr. Epstein reports no conflict of interest.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories.

Release Date: 10/28/2003
Termination Date: 10/28/2006

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the prevalence and impact that protein-calorie malnutrition has on the outcome of patients with acute respiratory failure
  • Describe which patients benefit most from aggressive nutritional support in the ICU setting, and some of the seminal principles involved in providing such support while minimizing its adverse side effects
  • Discuss the rationale behind the use of some of the newer liquid nutritional enteral formulations and discuss whether sufficient evidence exists at present to support their use.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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