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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Strategies for Improving Enteral Nutrition Delivery in the ICU

Critical Care / Surgery
CE Accredited Program

This program describes large RCTs that may have contributed to the confusion around full vs. trophic feeds in the ICU patient and explain why these large RCTs should be reviewed closely before changing practice. Clinicians should not dismiss all of the previous early enteral feeding studies that clearly demonstrate positive outcomes. Dr. Heyland reviews some of the flaws in the large RCTs and reminds us that we have to look at the amount of calories and protein delivered compared to controls in addition to the heterogeneity of the study subjects.

Original program date:
Oct 17, 2018
Expiration date:
Oct 24, 2021
Continuing education

1.00 CPEU for dietitians
1.00 Contact hour for nurses

CDR level:
57 minutes
Program description:
Program Objectives:

Identify ICU patients that benefit most from nutrition intervention.
Describe the optimal amount of protein and calories to support positive outcomes in the ICU patient.
Explain the evidence supporting the use of a volume-based feeding (VBF) protocol in the ICU.
Discuss strategies for adequate EN delivery with emphasis on volume based feeding.


Daren Heyland, MD, FRCPC, MSc