Patient being served food
Aug 18, 2022 | 9:30am - 11:00am MDT

Nutritional Rehabilitation and Early Re-feeding of the Severely Malnourished Patient

1.5 CE/CME/CNE Credit Hours
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Eating Disorders are a serious illness that present both medically and psychiatrically, posing the highest death rate of any psychiatric disorder. This presentation explores the role of nutrition in medical stabilization, weight restoration and improved cognitive function in severely malnourished individuals. It will shine light on medical complications that can arise from severe and extreme eating disorders, how these complications impact the holistic patient treatment experience, and provide education on appropriate medical nutrition therapy to help patients heal from these medical complications, including the use of enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition to reviewing evidence-based dietary interventions, content seeks to foster a better understanding of how restoring nutritional status promotes readiness for the psychological aspects of eating disorder treatment. 

ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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