Workshop 2: Calorimetry: Clinical Practice

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 12; 10:00-14:00

Rabin Medical Center Campus Belinson ICU Department

Shaul Lev, MD
IC Methods for  EE  measurements  (Theoretical backround)
Prof. Pierre Singer, MD
Shaul Lev, MD
Ronit Inbar, RD
Miriam Tehilla, RN

Indirect calorimetry is a technique allowing the precise measurement of oxygen consumption and CO2 production and the calculation of energy expenditure. This technique is considered to be the gold standard tool for assessing energy requirements.

The workshop proposed will give the theoretical basis of the technique and will allow the participants to experience the different devices for ventilated and non-ventilated ambulatory patients. In addition, the workshop will describe the advantages and disadvantages and will summarize the literature regarding indirect calorimetry in the daily
practice. Lectures and practical tools will be given during the 3.5 hours workshop at the intensive care department and institute for nutrition research of the Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.
Target Audience
The workshop is designed for physicians, dieticians and nurses who need to assess energy requirements to plan a nutritional strategy for hospitalized and community patients.