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    12 Module, 3 Hours per Module

About This Course

Objective of the course:

Practical and comprehensive program relevant to Indian context to empower Doctors and Dieticians to effectively contribute to patient care.

As malnutrition is an important factor in the survival of critically ill patients and is a prevalent consequence of hospitalization especially in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Nutrient deficiency has been correlated with a prolonged length of ICU/ hospital stay and is strongly associated with increased morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients. Medical nutrition therapy may lessen morbidity, mortality and the length of icu / hospital stay.

Therefore a timely assessment of nutritional status in critically ill patients is important to prevent or minimize nutritional crisis and to monitor nutritional therapy. Early nutritional screening is a key factor in appropriate nutritional intervention that may reduce the length of ventilator dependency, icu or hospital stay, mortality.

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Meet the Instructor


Diplomate, American Board (Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine & Obesity Medicine)
Past Vice Chancellor, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
Past President, Indian Sleep Disorders Association (ISDA)
Director , Critical Care Services
Senior Consultant in Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

TACT Academy for Clinical Training.

Dr.N.Ramakrishnan is an American Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine and also has a Master’s degree in Medical Management from University of Southern California. He is currently the Director of Critical Care Services at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and is a Senior Consultant in Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is also an honorary Adjunct Professor at Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University and Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation. Dr.Ramakrishnan graduated from Stanley Medical College, Madras and subsequently worked in United Kingdom and USA for over 13 years and returned to India in 2003 as he was keen on ‘making a difference’. He has been instrumental in developing Chennai Critical Care Consultants, a private practice group of critical care specialists. Specialized, innovative Tele ICU services are also provided to serve critically ill patients anywhere, anytime. The group has also successfully established TACT Academy for Clinical Training which is India’s first simulation based healthcare training center and has won an award for innovative concept in healthcare education and also listed for this distinction in Limca Book of Records. Dr. N. Ramakrishnan is the first Board Certified Sleep Specialist to practice in India and established Nithra Institute of Sleep Sciences in 2004 and is a Past President of Indian Sleep Disorders Association. Nithra Institute of Sleep Sciences has the distinction of being the first institution to offer a post doctoral fellowship in Sleep Medicine affiliated to Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University and also the first sleep center in India to be accredited by National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Healthcare Organizations (NABH).

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Ph.D., RD

TACT Academy for Clinical Training.

Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Shankar is the Senior Consultant Clinical Dietitian at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and Utopian Diet Clinic, Chennai. Teacher, LifeLong Learning Program of European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Adjunct Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Doctoral Committee member at SRM Medical College, Chennai and Senior Faculty, TACT Academy for Clinical Training. She has 36years of Experience as a Dietitian. Dr. Bhuvaneshwari holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition, with a specialization in Critical Care Nutrition. She is an Examiner for various Universities, member, Board of Studies - Nutrition, Madras University. She was the Vice President (Dietetics) and Group Chief Dietitian for the Apollo Hospitals Group which has 70 hospitals. She has been with the Apollo Hospitals for the last 36 years and has been instrumental in raising the Clinical Nutrition standards of the Apollo Hospitals to an appreciably high level of patient rating.To add to her credentials, she was instrumental in getting the “Best Of Best” Award for the Critical Care Nutrition Practices of Apollo Hospitals Chennai by participating in an International Nutrition Survey where 183 hospitals across the Globe participated. She was an Expert Committee Member, Nutrition Board- Government of India. She is constantly exposed to clinical nutrition practices across the globe.

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M.D., Ph.D.

Erasme University Hospital, Belgium.

Dr. Jean-Charles Preiser is currently Professor in the Department of Intensive Care of Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He has long been involved in clinical research focusing on the metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness. Professor Preiser is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), Critical Care, and the Annals of Intensive Care and is involved in international and national education programs on nutrition. He has published about 200 peer-reviewed articles, guidelines, and book chapters.

Meet the Narrator

Mrs. Pooja Lakhani


Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.

Mrs. Pooja Lakhani is the Clinical Dietitian, ICU and Organ Transplant Unit at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai with Five years of Experience. She is a qualified Registered Dietitian and holds a PhD Scholar in Food & Nutrition from Mumbai University. Mrs. Pooja is the First dietitian in India to achieve ‘Certified Nutrition Support Clinician’ (CNSC) credential by NBNSC-ASPEN and was awarded IDA President award for best paper presentation at IDACON-2018.

What you will learn

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • promote safe and evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to ICU patients.
  • promote contribution in research in terms of improved recovery.
  • facilitate the nutrition care process needed to achieve complete practice skills and make a positive difference in the overall care of ICU patients.
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CME Disclosure

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by DocMode. In no event will DocMode be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Dr. N Ramakrishnan

Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Shankar

DocMode acknowledge that educational grants were received from Nestle Health Sciences for the creation of this Internet Enduring activity.

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Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP) & TACT Academy for Clinical Training

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Course FAQs

Critical Care Specialists and Dietitians.

The course is organized into 12 modules and includes additional on resources specific to each one. Registration for the course is always open and participants may begin the course at any time.

Registration only on Invitation.

Once you enroll, you have access to first module, each module will be launched on 1st of each month beginning from May 7, 2020 . Peer review assignments become available once your session has officially begun.

Yes, some background knowledge pertaining the subject will be necessary. This course is directed towards MBBS/MD doctors with post-graduation in Critical Care and Registered Dietitians.

Yes, relevant work experience is beneficial as the courses on help practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals.