Learning Objectives


April 29:  Micronutrient Issues in Gastric Bypass

Participants will be able to:

1)   Identify common and uncommon vitamin and mineral deficiencies after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

2)   Identify patients at risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

3)   Review signs and symptoms of deficiencies.


May 20:  Peri-op Nutrition, CHO Loading Prior, and Earlier Post-op Feeding

Participants will be able to:

1)   List the fasting/feeding components of "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery" protocols.

2)   Explain the theoretical and well-studied benefits of preoperative carbohydrate beverages

3)   Discuss research that supports early feeding and swifter advancement to solid foods after surgery.


June 24:  Maximizing Absorption in the Adult Short Bowel Patient

Participants will be able to:

1)   List clinical consequences of short bowel syndrome (SBS)

2)  Discuss the rationale for the medications commonly used in the management of SBS. 

3)   Intervene in a stepwise fashion to optimize hydration and nutritional status.