Did you know…?

For COVID-19 patients, it is recommended that enteral nutrition starts within 36 hours of ICU admission or within 12 hours of going on a ventilator.[1]

Timing of nutrition delivery is considered the most important factor for nutrition in ICU patients with COVID-19.[1]


  1. Martindale, R., Patel, J., Taylor, B., Warren, M., McClave, S. Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care. Reviewed and Approved by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Updated April 1, 2020. https://www.sccm.org/getattachment/Disaster/Nutrition-Therapy-COVID-19-SCCM-ASPEN.pdf?lang=en-US