Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Intensive Care Unit Patients

  • Francis C. Cordova
  • Nicole R. Hilburt
  • Joseph I. Boullata


After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Describe the neurohormonal changes of the body during stress and its effect on fuel utilization by the body. Describe the indications for nutrition therapy in a critically ill patient. Explain the timing, route, and administration of nutrition therapy in the critically ill patient. List dosing parameters for macronutrients and micronutrients delivered enterally or parenterally to critically ill patients. Describe the monitoring parameters used to assess the therapeutic effect and adverse effects of nutrition therapy.


Parenteral Nutrition Hepatic Encephalopathy Enteral Nutrition Indirect Calorimetry Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis C. Cordova
    • 1
  • Nicole R. Hilburt
    • 2
  • Joseph I. Boullata
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Hospitality and NutritionTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Clinical Nutrition Support ServicesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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