Friday, July 15, 2022

Protein-Energy Malnutrition: What Are the Options for Nutritional Management?

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Wound healing is the complex process of replacing injured tissue with new tissue produced by the body. This demands an increased consumption of energy (calories), protein, and certain micronutrients. Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is diagnosed when there is impaired absorption and/or inadequate consumption of both protein and energy, which often results in misuse by the body of protein for energy rather than for tissue regeneration and wound healing. This session will explore the continuum of nutrition interventions currently available to address PEM, from oral nutrition supplements to enteral nutrition support and everything in between.