Course Highlights

Instructor: Michele McCall MSc, RD Course updated in May 2022, October 2022 and February 2023

This course is designed to meet the learning needs of those who have limited instruction or experience with enteral feeding or dietitians who are changing their professional direction to include inpatients. It emphasizes up-to-date practical information about patient management and includes ample opportunity to practice assessment and calculations. Don't forget about the optional one-on-one live chat available with your instructor at your convenience!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Introduction to the Course

  • 2

    Module 1: Who Needs Enteral Feeding?

    • Handout for Module 1

    • Introduction and History of Enteral Feeding

    • Indications and Outcomes

    • Assessing Nutritional Risk and Nutritional Status

    • Module 1 Quiz

    • Practice Assessment - Patient #1

    • Practice Assessment - Patient # 2

  • 3

    Module 2: Enteral Feeding: Equipment and Formulas

    • Handout for Module 2

    • Short Term Enteral Access Sites and Tubes

    • Long Term Enteral Access Sites

    • Video of Gastrostomy Insertion Technique

    • Enteral Formulas

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 3: How to Deliver Enteral Feeding

    • Handout for Module 3

    • Delivery Methods

    • Fluid Assessment and IV Solutions

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Module 4: Practice Calculations

    • Practice Calculation Introduction

    • Practice Enteral Regimens Part 1

    • Practice Enteral Regimens Part 2

    • Water Deficit Calculations

    • Enteral Regimen Practice Calculation Worksheet

    • Enteral Formulary and IV Solutions

    • Solutions to All Calculations

    • Practice Enteral Regimens Part 1 - Video Guide

    • Practice Enteral Regimens Part 2 - Video Guide

    • Water Deficit Calculations - Video Guide

  • 6

    Module 5: Monitoring Enteral Nutrition

    • Handout for Module 5

    • Metabolic Monitoring

    • Gastrointestinal Tolerance

    • Monitoring Nutritional Delivery and Other Factors

    • Module 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Module 6: Complications of Enteral Feeding

    • Handout for Module 6

    • Refeeding Syndrome and Tube Issues

    • Aspiration and Other Complications

    • Module 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Module 7 - Practice Cases

    • Practice Cases Handout

    • Practice Case # 1 Video Guide

    • Practice Case #2 Video Guide

    • Practice Case # 3 Video Guide

  • 9

    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 helpful resources for each lesson. Once enrolled, the course duration is 180 days. Zoom chats with the instructor are available via office hour at your convenience. Students also receive our monthly research update newsletter. Price: $199.00 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 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 Price: $149.00 per dietitian.