Nutrition Support in the ICU

a review

The lecture duration is 22min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 CME credits approval pending.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and Provider Pending.

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Kate Fetterplace
Senior Dietitian at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
Lecture Summary

If you are looking to understand the basics in regards to nutrition support in the ICU and the provision of enteral nutrition this is the session for you. It will cover briefly the role and importance of nutrition in critical illness, the assessment of the route of feeding and the evidence in relation to energy and protein requirements and how this relates to a nutrition prescription in clinical practice. This session will also highlight some key papers, which will provide a greater understanding of critical care nutrition if you are interested in doing further reading on this topic.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Describe the importance and role of nutrition support in the ICU
  • Understand the routes of nutrition support with a focus on enteral nutrition provision
  • Define the evidence that guides clinical practice of enteral nutrition