E-Learning Programs

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute offers continuing education for physicians, dietitians/nutritionists and nurses via e-learning courses.

To remain current with the latest evidence-based information, learn more about our many self-study CE programs.

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Surgical Nutrition Intervention: Standard of Care

Critical Care / Surgery
CE Accredited Program

This program highlights the clinical outcomes when immunonutrition is applied peri-operatively in the major surgery patient. Increase your knowledge about the synergistic effect of arginine, omega 3 fatty acids, and nucleotides and the evidence that demonstrates positive outcomes in this patient population. Understand the health economics potential for this standard of care in GI cancer surgery patients by use of outcomes data and US hospital data on cost.

Original program date: Not available
Expiration date:
Feb 20, 2022
Continuing education

1.00 CPEU for dietitians
1.00 Contact hour for nurses

CDR level:
57 minutes
Program description:
Program Objectives:

Explain the basic science for use of supplemental immunonutrients in helping to reduce the risk of post-operative infectious complications.
Describe the clinical outcomes demonstrated in the literature when peri-operative use of arginine supplemented immunonutrition is applied in major elective surgery.
Discuss how the health economics associated with this nutrition intervention support the implementation of quality initiatives in major elective surgery.