Course Highlights

Stay current and on top of your game! Instructors: Michele McCall MSc, RD and 4 guest speakers. Course updated February 2022

This advanced level course is for dietitians or other health professionals that have some experience in the ICU. The curriculum includes topics that are new and upcoming, present challenging clinical situations, or involve some controversy. A special section is devoted to ARDS and COVID-19 issues. Four guest speakers add their expertise to the content. Take the time to learn in-depth knowledge that will improve your clinical skills. Don't forget about our optional one-on-one live chat sessions with your instructor at your convenience too!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Module 1: The Energy Intake Conundrum - How Much is Best?

    • Module 1 Handout

    • Lesson 1: Provision of Energy - So Many Questions!

    • Lesson 2 - Part A: 5 Hypocaloric Studies

    • Lesson 2 - Part B: 5 Hypocaloric Studies

    • Lesson 3: Indirect Calorimetry - Mandatory Tool or Non-Essential?

    • Lesson 4: Guidelines for Energy Intake

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Module 2: Protein Requirements – Refocusing on an Essential Nutrient

    • Module 2: Handout

    • Lesson 1: Pathophysiology of Protein Catabolism

    • Lesson 2: Where Do Protein Recommendations Come From?

    • Lesson 3: Nutrition Risk Screening Tools

    • Lesson 4 - Protein Recommendation Update - Oct 25, 2021

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 3: Rethinking Outcome Measures in Nutrition Support Research

    • Handout - Module 3

    • Lesson 1: Study Outcomes - Time for a Change?

    • Lesson 2: Using Ultrasound and CT Scan as Outcome Parameters - Guest Speaker Dr. M. Mourtzakis

    • Lesson 3: Types of Functional and Quality of Life Outcomes

    • Lesson 4: Nutritional Studies Using Functional and QoL Outcomes

    • Module 3 - Quiz

  • 5

    Module 4: Challenging Situations in Nutrition Support

    • Handout for Module 4

    • Lesson 1: Enteral Nutrition Use in Shock States

    • Lesson 2: Volume-Based Enteral Feeding in the ICU Guest Speaker - Heidi Nixdorf

    • Lesson 3: Case Study Presentation of a Complex Short Bowel Patient - Guest Speaker Judy King

    • Lesson 4: Feeding the Critically Ill Patient with Severe Acute Pancreatitis - Guest Speaker Carol Rees Parrish

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Module 5: COVID-19 and ARDS: Nutritional Considerations

    • Handout for Module 5: Lessons 1 - 3

    • Handout for Lesson 4 and 5 - COVID Updates

    • Lesson 1 - COVID-19 and ARDS - A Deadly Combination

    • Lesson 2 - Nutrition Support Issues in the COVID-19 ICU Patient.pdf

    • Lesson 3 - Studies of Interest in Nutrition and COVID-19

    • Lesson 4 - COVID-19 Update, August 9, 2021

    • Lesson 5 - COVID Literature Update - February 2022

    • Module 5 - Quiz

  • 7

    Updates to the Course

    • 2022 ASPEN Guidelines for Nutrition Support Handout

    • 2022 ASPEN Guidelines for Nutrition Support

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

Pricing and Course Features

  • Regular Enrollment

    Besides the great learning content presented in a variety of interesting formats, students receive handouts and reading lists for each lesson. Once enrolled, the course duration is 180 days. Zoom chats with the instructor are available at your convenience. Students also receive our monthly research update newsletter. Price: $249.00 per person.

  • Institution Student Enrollment

    For administrators who are interested in providing any of our courses for dietetic interns/post graduate program students, McCall Dietetics offers an institution rate. Once enrolled, the course is available for 365 days. Students receive all the course features as described for regular enrollment. To take advantage of this offer please email Michele at info@mccalldietetics.com. Price: $100.00 per student.

  • Institution Dietitian Enrollment

    Groups of three dietitians or more from a single hospital or other health/educational setting can enroll in any of our courses using our group rate. Once enrolled, the course is available for 365 days. This rate includes all the course features as described for regular enrollment. To take advantage of this offer, please email Michele directly at info@mccalldietetics.com. Price: $125.00 per dietitian.