Managing COVID in the ICU: lessons from the past 2 years

Date & Time
Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5
US dietitians: 1.0 CE from CDR. CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education. To obtain your CEU certificate/certificate of attendance, click the ‘Get it now’ button and follow the prompts to register. Then go to your Dashboard on your Dietitian Connection account and download the certificate for this webinar.

About the webinar:

This webinar, presented by dietitians Dr Lee-anne Chapple and Dr Kate Fetterplace, will provide an overview of the evidence for nutrition support practices of critically ill adults admitted to an Australian Intensive Care Unit for management of COVID-19. Key recommendations for nutrition therapy and the evidence on which they are based will be discussed. Lee-anne and Kate will also have a practical discussion about how to implement these recommendations into practice.


About the speakers:

Dr Lee-anne Chapple is a Dietitian and NHMRC Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Intensive Care Research Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia. Dr Chapple completed her PhD in 2017 through the University of Adelaide primarily focused on muscle wasting and nutritional intake in patients with a traumatic brain injury. Her current research interests are in the areas of protein metabolism, gut dysfunction and post-ICU nutritional intake and body composition.






Dr Kate Fetterplace is a Senior Dietitian at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, with over 15 years’ experience in nutrition support and critical care care.  In 2020 Kate completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne titled ‘Protein and energy provision in critically ill adult patients and the impact on nutritional and patient centred outcomes’. Kate is the Chair of the Australian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Scientific Committee and has a proven research track record, with over 20 peer-review publication and has been recognised nationally and internationally for her work; her main research areas of interest include energy and protein provision, muscle mass and how nutrition can influence functional recovery following acute illness.





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