Navigating Nutrition for Improved Patient Outcomes

Author(s): Janice Powers

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Gastrointestinal

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Malnutrition is associated with myriad complications in hospitalized patients. It is imperative for all nurses to identify, advocate for and provide evidence-based delivery of nutrition. Emerging evidence on the gastrointestinal microbiome and effects of early feeding is essential to understand. This session examines the foundational evidence and guidelines for management and care of patients receiving enteral nutrition and is essential for nurses caring for patients in the acute care setting.


  • Articulate the importance of early enteral nutrition in relation to malnutrition and the gastrointestinal microbiome.
  • Apply nutritional support guidelines and pertinent evidence in practice.
  • Identify evidence-based strategies for assessment of patients, initiating enteral feedings and maintenance of enteral access device.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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