Intestinal failure and parenteral nutrition

Topic: Small Intestine & Nutrition

Authors: Shameer Mehta, Sarah Williams
Release date: July 2021
This course was developed by UEG 

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About this online course

Intestinal failure is the rarest organ failure, but its prevalence across Europe is increasing. Patients have complex conditions and requirements, and optimal care involves multiple specialties and disciplines. Home parenteral nutrition — the first-line treatment for chronic intestinal failure — can significantly impact patients’ lives.

This online course provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of intestinal failure and parenteral nutrition. Authors Shameer Mehta and Sarah Williams discuss the aetiology and management of short bowel syndrome, followed by the causes, classification and management of intestinal failure.

Learning objectives

  • To understand how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of GORD
  • To know how to reach a conclusive diagnosis of no GORD
  • To understand how to deal with an inconclusive diagnosis

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, colorectal surgeons, nutrition nurses, dietitians, intensivists, and other healthcare professionals looking after patients receiving parenteral nutrition.