Standardization of nutritional support: are protocols useful?

  title={Standardization of nutritional support: are protocols useful?},
  author={Simon Adam},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  volume={16 5},
  • Simon Adam
  • Published 2000 in Intensive & critical care nursing
This paper reviews the benefits that a structured format such as a protocol can bring to the delivery of nutritional support. The four main areas of influence are: (1) patient selection, in which indications for feeding and evaluation of the risk/benefit ratio are discussed; (2) timing of nutritional support, in which guidelines for initiating feeding are proposed; (3) delivery of nutrition, in which protocols to limit complications and optimize delivery are reviewed; and (4) feed content, in… CONTINUE READING

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