Nutrition in Critical Illness

  • Margaret A. Satchell


Nutrition is fundamental to health and the provision of adequate nutrition to hospitalized patients should be a priority for healthcare providers. For children in the intensive care setting, nutritional support can be difficult given the multitude of their medical needs. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the basic tenets of nutritional care of the PICU patient.


Parenteral Nutrition Enteral Nutrition Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Total Parenteral Nutrition Respiratory Quotient 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret A. Satchell
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  1. 1.Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of MedicineKravis Children’s Hospital at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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