ENTERAL AND PARENTERAL NUTRITION: TRANSITIONING PATIENTS FROM HOSPITAL TO HOME
Nutrition support can often be difficult to navigate, especially for patients who will go home on this therapy. This course will cover the essential things you need to know regarding the inpatient preparation for patients to discharge home on nutrition support as well as common challenges and strategies to support your patients while they are at home. Topics covered include applications for nutrition support, differences in inpatient and outpatient management, risks and benefits of both enteral and parenteral nutrition support, and strategies for management of these patients at home.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify differences in inpatient and outpatient dietitian roles.
Discuss management of enteral and parenteral nutrition for patients at home.
Identify problems and side effects commonly seen in the home nutrition support patient.
Review the role of the homecare company involved in the patient's care.
About the Presenter: Jennifer Bryant, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Jennifer Bryant, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, is currently a clinical nutrition support dietitian at New England Life Care. She is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist, nutrition support clinician, and a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition.
Jennifer is also an adjunct faculty member at Southern Maine Community College where she has taught nutrition for the last 9 years.
Jennifer has given several presentations on oncology nutrition, nutrition support, and drug shortages related to parenteral nutrition to clinicians around New England at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Lahey Hospital, The Massachusetts Dietetic Association, and Maine Medical Center.