By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Define the indications and possible complications of post-pyloric/jejunal tube feeding
- Recognize the need for monitoring of micronutrient status
- Assess and interpret micronutrient status & formulate an intervention
Dr. Jessie Hulst, MD, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Dr. Jessie Hulst is a staff gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Toronto. Before joining Sickkids in July 2018, she was a Staff Gastroenterologist in Erasmus Medical Center, Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, from 2011-2018.
Jessie obtained her PhD on the topic of nutritional assessment in critically ill children in 2004, and has been involved in both national and international research about this topic since. In 2009, she developed a simple nutritional (risk) screening tool (STRONGkids), which is used in multiple hospitals around the world. Her research interests are also focused on nutritional status and body composition in relation to disease in various patient groups including children with intestinal failure. She has published > 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts and >10 book chapters.
Resources Mentioned in Session
- The Use of Jejunal Tube Feeding in Children: A Position Paper by the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Committees of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 2019
- Assessment and Interpretation of Vitamin and Trace Element Status in Sick Children: A Position Paper From the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology, and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition
Session Materials | Didactic Slides and Recording
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