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ICU Patients are at High Risk for Complications

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Trauma and surgical intensive care unit (TSICU) patients supported with mechanical ventilation are at high risk for complications associated with malnutrition.[1]

Despite these interventions, TSICU patients often suffer a calorie deficit associated with enteral nutrition interruption for procedures or transitions in care.[1]

References:

  1. Shahmanyan, D., Lawrence, J.C., Lollar, D.I., Hamill, M.E., Faulks, E.R., Collier, B.R., Chestovich, P.J. and Bower, K.L. (2021), Early feeding after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in trauma and surgical intensive care patients: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (First published: November 17, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.2303

EN Replaced PN in Burn Patients – Tuesday Tube Facts

EN Replaced PN in Burn Patients – Tuesday Tube Facts

Enteral nutrition (EN) has almost completely replaced parenteral nutrition (PN) in burn patients.*

EN is safe, cost effective, and has many clinical advantages over PN for delivering vital nutrition to severely burned patients.*

* Clark, A., Imran, J., Madni, T., Wolf, S. Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients. Burns & Trauma. 2017. 5:11