Critical care Nutrition
Critical Care Nutrition is the provision of safe and optimal nutrition with patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), using evidence-based practice.The possibility of decreased disease severity, decrease complications, reduce the length of stay in the ICU and decrease mortality by early nutrition therapy. It is one of the recent advancements in the health care sector. The nutrition therapy will be using the concept of Nutrition support, whereby the primary objectives are to prevent oxidative cell injury, modulate the immune response, and attenuate the metabolic response. Nutritional support which is integrated into the disease management of critically ill patients has been shown to improve clinical outcomes such as reducing (infectious) complications, hospital length of stay and even mortality. For surgical patients, it is important to reduce the period of starvation just before and after surgery, to prevent inadequate nutrient intake days before and after surgery and to modify the metabolic response to surgical stress.
- Track 1-1 Early nutrition therapy
- Track 2-2 Disease management
- Track 3-3 Supplementation of macro nutrients