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Nutrition in ICU

NG feed

There are 12 pages on this module which take 35 min to read. The associated questions at the end should take 5 min and should be attempted only after the module is completed.

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Educational Objectives

  1. To discuss the causes of malnutrition in critically patients and the benefits of nutritional support in ICU.
  2. To list the effects of starvation, refeeding and overfeeding on metabolism and the gut.
  3. To perform nutritional assessment of the ICU patient.
  4. To learn about nutritional requirements for the ICU patient.
  5. To learn about different types of feed
  6. To become familiar with methods of feeding in ICU, the feeding tubes available and the risks and benefits of these methods

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