In preparation for our 52nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, we have collected our available dietician sessions to attend throughout the week below. Be sure to read up and register for your favorites!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

8:00 am – 10:00 am

The nutrition SIG this year will include case study presentations about complex patients. A review of recent publications and hot topics in burn nutrition care will also be discussed.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fundamentals of Burn Care: Critical Care is a course specifically intended for the newer burn care provider (<5 years of experience). The multi-disciplinary course will cover the basics of burn critical care management including resuscitation, hypermetabolic response, ventilator strategies, nutrition, antimicrobial therapy/sepsis and pitfalls of burn critical care. The course will include didactics, breakout sessions, simulations and panel discussion to ensure maximal learning potential.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Obese burn patients present numerous unique challenges. Surgical interventions are more difficult and risky, and wound care can be compromised. Nutrition interventions must take into account not only weight-based effects but also the issue of diabetes which is prevalent in this population. Drug absorption and distribution can be altered in this population. Nursing care of these patients is physically taxing, and rehabilitation and especially mobilization pose their own unique challenges in the obese. In this session, participants will discuss these problems and their strategies for dealing with them.

6:30 am – 7:45 am

The elderly burn patient has special needs with respect to nutrition and administration of medications. In this session participants will discuss the important differences between the elderly and adult burn patient in the delivery and monitoring of nutrition. The elderly burn patient is also unique with respect to the absorption and metabolism of many common medications, and this session will explore the important considerations and pitfalls in prescribing medications to this group of patients.

Friday, March 20, 2020

12:15 am – 1:45 pm

There are many strategies for monitoring nutrition provision for burn patients. This session will review literature on the principles of nutrition monitoring and will share best practices regarding metabolic cart studies and urinary urea nitrogen measurements (UUN).