Nutritional Considerations for Wound Healing in Critical Care Patients
Critical Care Units are specifically designed to care for our sickest patients. The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist provides care for patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome, multiple-organ dysfunction, burns, and pressure ulcers. This course will address the modifications of the nutrition focused physical exam needed in the critical care setting. We will explore the evidence, investigate a case study, and explore practice issues.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiology of SIRS, MODS, Burns, and Pressure Ulcers.

  • Identify role of the Registered Dietitian Nutrition in the critical care setting.

  • Explain the role of protein in wound healing.

  • Recognize the scope of practice issues common in the critical care setting.


I. Critical Care Setting

a. Assessment in ICU/CCU
b. RDN’s Role in Critical Care
c. NFPE Modifications

II. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome& Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

a. Diagnosis
b. MNT Goals
c. Feeding Strategies

III. Burns

a. Treatment Priorities
b. MNT Goals
c. Nutrition Support

IV. Pressure Ulcers

a. Skin Functions
b. Risk Factors
c. Staging
d. Prevention
e. MNT Goals

V. Case Study

VI. Practice Issues

a. Scope of Practice
b. Code of Ethics
c. Licensure Laws

VII. Resources

a. References
b. Intellicure

Live Event Date: Oct 21, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 10.2.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Nina Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Nina Roofe

Nina Roofe has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 30 years. Throughout her career, Nina has served as a clinical dietitian in outpatient, inpatient, and consultant settings in Arkansas and Oklahoma. She has taught dietetics students since 2002 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition & Family Sciences.

Nina received the undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas, and completed the dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. While directing the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, she completed the Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in Corporate Health Promotion. Nina earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Iowa State University.

Her research is focused on the impact of service learning on knowledge integration and specifically interprofessional educational strategies. Others areas of research include leadership development and appreciative inquiry. Dr. Roofe is a member of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board, is certified by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as a Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE), and is serving a three-year term on the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Ethics Committee.

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Expiration Date: (May 26,2024)

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