Meet the APR Faculty!

Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
Regional Vice President, Cleveland Clinic, Morrison Healthcare

Course Title: Quality Improvement

Course Description: Residents learn how to integrate nutrition care activities into their health care organization’s overall continuous quality improvement (QI) program. The course supports RDNs’ efforts to improve care processes and patient outcomes utilizing QI principles.

Reason to participate in the APR program: “The program helps RDNs enhance and apply critical thinking skills while learning and networking with RDNs throughout the country who are experts in their specific areas of nutrition. And residents get to interact with some of the coolest RDNs in the country.”

Marion Winkler PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC
Surgical Nutrition Specialist, Rhode Island Hospital, Professor of Surgery, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI

Course Title:  Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (HPEN)

Course Description: This course focuses on the development of a comprehensive discharge plan for patients requiring home parenteral or enteral nutrition.  The course examines indications for each therapy and an in depth analysis of reimbursement eligibility criteria.

Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor; Department of Clinical Nutrition; College of Health Sciences 
Rush University - Chicago, IL

Course Title: Interpretation of CT for Lean Body Mass

Course Description: Residents learn the principles of CT and how to assess muscle and fat mass on abdominal CT scans.

Renee Walker, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND

Advanced Practice Dietitian

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston

Course Title: SICU: Beyond the Basics

Course Description:Residents will be exposed to current practice guidelines, common electrolyte alterations encountered from medications and refeeding syndrome as well as repletion strategies.  In addition, an enteral calculator that will increase efficiency, accuracy and speed of evaluating enteral regimens will be created. 

Reason to participate in the APR program: “APR has assimilated gurus from the field to bring the advanced practice resident practical clinical applications of complex subject matter.”

Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Nutrition Support Dietitian; Mt. Carmel Health System

Columbus, Ohio

Clinical Practice Specialist

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Course Title: Enteral Nutrition: Complications and Monitoring

Course Description:This course provides up to date description and strategies for monitoring and managing complications with enteral nutrition therapy.  The course activities allow the resident to apply the information to address a specific challenge being faced in his/her own facility.

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