NUTRITION SUPPORT GUIDELINES FOR THE PICU
The purpose of this website is the following:
- To provide guidelines for the initiation of appropriate nutritional
support for pediatric patients in the PICU in a timely manner.
- To provide guidelines for the provision of an appropriate amount of
nutrition given the patient's critical illness and underlying
nutritional status aimed at minimizing the catabolic response and
improving nutritional status, as appropriate to the patient's
|Nutrition support of the critically ill, post-trauma or
post-operative patient continues to develop as a clinical science in
light of advances in nutrition, pharmacology and technology. Given the
wide diversity in pediatric critical care states, we are challenged to
accurately assess the nutritional requirements of our patients and the
best mode of nutrition support to optimize their recovery and their
nutritional and medical outcomes.
Given the complexity of nutritional support in the critically ill
child, this website has been organized according to the different
categories based on the focus of the nutrition intervention.
For additional information and consultation requests,
contact PICU Nutritionist Ana Abad-Jorge, MS, RD, CNSC at (434)
924-2348 or e-mail her at email@example.com.