In this podcast, AdvAPD Liz Purcell helps you upskill in the area of IBD, so you can better manage your patients with this complex life-long condition. With a focus on Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN), Liz explains the what, why and how of inducing remission in patients with active Crohn’s disease and delves into the key considerations for and barriers to successful treatment.


AdvAPD Liz Purcell is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, with more than 20 years’ experience. Throughout her career, Liz has developed extensive clinical expertise in a range of practice domains and across the continuum of care but harbors a particular interest and has advanced clinical knowledge in Gastroenterology – specifically Inflammatory Bowel Disease – and Intensive Care nutrition. 

Over the past few years, Liz has represented her profession Nationally and Internationally, contributing towards the development of National Guidelines, Australian Standards and Action plans, while committing to her primary role as Advanced Gastroenterology and ICU Team Leader within Metro South Health. Liz is currently undertaking research in the area of Exclusive Enteral nutrition in the management of adults with Crohn’s Disease.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is IBD? Crohn’s disease vs. Ulcerative colitis
  • What are the causes of IBD?
  • Key nutritional issues for patients with Crohn’s disease
  • The rationale behind EEN
  • Considerations for choosing an EEN formula
  • The process of re-introducing food after EEN
  • Barriers and tips for improving adherence to EEN

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