Showcases & Background Setting Bar

Showcases

Background Image

This setting is only taking a look when select color and background.
If you want to set showcase color, background and disable Setting Bar, go to Templates Manager > AT-Templates > Global Tab

 

Critical Care Nutrition at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU)

is dedicated to improving nutrition therapies in the critically ill through knowledge generation, synthesis, and translation. We engage in a broad range of research activities and promote a culture of best practices in critical care nutrition. Ultimately, this will result in improved clinical outcomes for critically ill patients and increased efficiencies to our health care systems.

We are always interested in receiving feedback and updates from PEP uP ICUs. Continue reading to learn from our participating sites. We would love to hear from you, too! Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Medical University of South Carolina's ICU implemented the PEP uP Protocol

This medical ICU started using the PEP uP protocol March 1st 2015 and have been able to overcome any barriers they have faced. Registered Dietitian Kristen Quisenberry, pictured below with Dr. Heyland, has been educating and supporting staff on both the day and night shifts and is planning a 'PEP uP Party' for all staff on the unit to celebrate the successful implementation of the PEP uP protocol. Also shown below is the medical ICU's bulletin board that contains important PEP uP information and reminders for staff (click on the photo to enlarge).

Heyland Kristen1     board3

Dr. Heyland visits Phoenix VA Medical Center ICU

Phoenix VA PEP uP

Dr. Heyland visited the Phoenix VA Medical Center ICU in October 2014 as we begin our participation as a Tier 1 US PEP uP Collaborative site. He shared his knowledge and expertise in critical care nutrition with our intensivists, critical care fellows, medical residents, hospitalists, nurses and dietitians. He translated the latest research in the field and compelled us to action to improve our nutrition care delivery with the PEP uP protocol. He assisted us in planning continued educational strategies to get endorsement from all disciplines to ensure success of the protocol. Dr. Heyland's visit helped us advance nutrition therapy into the spotlight and we are excited to begin at the end of October 2014!

Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., MS, RD, CNSC and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., MS, RD

 
Peterson Regional Medical Center official kicks off the US Collaborative!Texas PEPuP
 
In June 2014, Dr. Heyland visited Peterson Regional Medical Center, a community hospital in Kerrville, Texas whose 12-bed ICU is a Tier 1 US PEP uP Collaborative site. Dr. Heyland met with many colleagues including the CEO, administrative staff, hospitalists, local doctors, nurses and Registered Dietitians. The hospital is excited to start implementing the PEP uP protocol in their ICU and plans to implement the PEP uP volume based enteral feeding schedule hospital wide. Tyra Kane, RD in the ICU, said "Dr.Heyland introduced the Collaborative and addressed all of our questions so we can customize the program to fit our individual needs. This opportunity has advanced the importance of nutrition to the PRMC care team members. Everyone here @ PRMC is now 'Pumped Up for PEP uP'." To the right is a photo of Dr. Heyland and Tyra outside of the hospital. 
 

Credit Valley Hospital: PEP uP, STEP UP, Listen Up & WAKE UP

CreditValleyTeamIn addition to PEP uP, the Credit Valley Hospital's ICU has also begun implementing STEP UP, Listen Up and WAKE UP initiatives. Listen Up is designed to address the ethical issues that arise when working with patients and family in the critical care setting - including topics that span from informed consent to withdrawal of care. STEP UP and WAKE UP are designed to get ICU patients mobile as soon as possible and off of sedation as soon as possible, and are piggybacked on the PEP uP protocol, with the goal of inspiring the ICU team to utilize best practices in evidence-based medicine in every area. The team at Credit Valley has truly "raised up" the bar in aspiring to be the Best of the Best. Congratulations to the Credit Valley team for all of your work so far, and best of luck as you move forward with these exciting initiatives. 

Contacts:
STEP UP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BHSc, PT & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BSc, Grad Dip PT
Listen Up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BSW, MSW, RSW
WAKE UP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., RN, BScN, CNCC, MN(Cand)
PEP uP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., RD, CNSC
 

CoxHealth: Protein adequacy success

In addition to using the PEP uP protocol, a CoxHealth ICU took an extra step to help improve protein adequacy in their patients. Their protein supplements is now on patients' eMARs and they are using a 15 gram/dose liquid protein supplement. In the International Nutrition SUrvey 2013, their ICU had 81.6% adequacy of protein from EN. This is a fantastic improvement from 19.2% in 2010 prior to their participation in the PEP uP cluster RCT and the PEP uP Collaborative. Please Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Pharm.D., BCNSP, CNSC, if you have any questions.

Powered by Amazing-Templates.com 2014 - All Rights Reserved.