Congratulations to DNS members for outstanding participation and showing at FNCE. It was exciting to see so many DNS members involved in many aspects of FNCE. Here are some of the highlights from the conference:
We had speakers each day talking about important subjects ranging from Nutrition Assessment Tools, Advance Practice Dietitians: The Future Nutrition Support Model, EAL Critical Illness Updates, and Drug Shortages and How to Protect your Patients.
Beal, J., B. Silverman, J. Bellant, T. E. Young, and K. Klontz. 2012. Late onset necrotizing enterocolitis in infants following use of a xanthan gum-containing thickening agent. The Journal of Pediatrics 161 (2) (Aug): 354-6.
Bechard, L. J., J. S. Parrott, and N. M. Mehta. 2012. Systematic review of the influence of energy and protein intake on protein balance in critically ill children. The Journal of Pediatrics 161 (2) (Aug): 333,9.e1.
Demirel, G., S. S. Oguz, I. H. Celik, O. Erdeve, N. Uras, and U. Dilmen. 2012. The metabolic effects of two different lipid emulsions used in parenterally fed premature infants--a randomized comparative study. Early Human Development 88 (7) (Jul): 499-501.
Nutritional practices and their relationship to clinical outcomes in critically ill children-an international multicenter cohort study
A recent study concluded that mechanically ventilated children are generallly receiving inadequate nutrition and patients receiving a higher goal percentage of calories had better survival. The study also revealed that pediatric ICUs with enteral protocols had lower infection rates.
Mehta, N. M., L. J. Bechard, N. Cahill, M. Wang, A. Day, C. P. Duggan, and D. K. Heyland. 2012. Nutritional practices and their relationship to clinical outcomes in critically ill children--an international multicenter cohort study*. Critical Care Medicine 40 (7) (Jul): 2204-11.
The DNS Webinar Committee is pleased to announce its line-up of webinars for 2012-2013. All webinars will be held from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm eastern time and will provide 1.0 hours of CPE. Webinars will be recorded for future availability. Registration for each webinar will be available approximately 3-4 weeks in advance of the event via the DNS Store webpage. Registration availability will be announced via the website as well as via the bi-monthly e-blasts.
Cost for the webinars will remain as in previous years: $25 for DNS members and $35 for non-members.
Thank you for your previous support of our webinars. We look forward to your participation this year.
The management of enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) is challenging, with significant associated morbidity and mortality. This webinar will review the treatment and management of these fistulas with emphasis on the provision and optimal route of nutritional support.
The webinar will be presented by Beth Taylor, MS RD CNSD LD
Recent publications related to pediatric nutrition support:
Is your specialty gastrointestinal disease?
Is the GI tract your favorite part of the body?
Would you like to participate in discussions, literature sharing, and patient management with other GI RDs?
DNS announces a new section for GI RDs.
To share patient management challenges
To discuss research
To network via a list-serve
For More Information, please contact:
Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RD
Kate Willcutts was the recipient of the spring 2012 DNS Professional Development Scholarship. She used the scholarship funds to help cover her expenses attending the 16th International Congress of Dietetics in Sydney, Australia. To learn more, please click on the attachment and read Kate's report!