Tag Enteral Nutrition
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Enteral Nutrition vs Parenteral Nutrition

Enteral Nutrition vs Parenteral Nutrition: controversial issue; at present best recommendations are to optimize oral/enteral nutrition, avoid forced starvation if at all possible, and judiciously use supplemental parenteral nutrition.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Intolerance to Enteral Nutrition

OVERVIEW Intolerance to enteral nutrition is characterised by excessive aspirates (>500mL q6h),vomiting, abdominal distension, constipation or diarrhoea CAUSES Patient GORD hiatus hernia gastroparesis/ileus pseudo-obstruction retroperitoneal haematoma/oedema bowel injury bowel ischaemia shock sepsis pancreatitis bowel obstruction hyperglycemia hypoxia / ischemia trauma…