Nutrition in Surgery Podcast
Changing Care to Improve Surgical Outcomes
In this mini-series of six podcasts sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, the DCRI’s Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, welcomes distinguished scientists and clinicians from across the U.S. to discuss the role of nutrition in surgery. More about the DCRI’s work in perioperative nutrition is available on the therapeutic area webpage.
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Host Paul Wischmeyer is joined by Thomas Varghese, MD, section head of General Thoracic Surgery at the University of Utah, to discuss the role of nutrition in the American College of Surgeons’ Strong for Surgery initiative. They discuss the established evidence on the prevalence of malnutrition in candidates for surgery and how it can affect outcomes, as well as how to detect malnutrition and the barriers to implementing systemic change in clinics and hospitals.
Screening for malnutrition and preparing patients for the stress of surgery is a team effort for any health system. Duke School of Medicine dietician Kathryn Starr, PhD, joins Paul Wischmeyer in this episode to share how she approaches assessment and treatment, as well as her hope that registered dieticians will become a more common component of patient care teams.