Plant-based medical nutrition: An opportunity to individualize nutritional care by meeting patient needs, preferences and values
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Significant scientific progress in the field of nutritional care in critical illness continues to evolve. Now more than ever there is a better understanding of optimal feeding in the critical care setting. Clinical nutrition guidelines, intensive care unit (ICU) health care professionals and experts in the field have recognized the need for a new, individualized approach to nutritional care.
The impact of the loss of muscle mass and malnutrition is common among critically ill patients. In addition, as approximately 50% of patients do not meet their nutritional targets while in the ICU it is important to understand the need for optimal feeding in critical care. Balancing patient-centred, goal-based approaches with ongoing nutrition support within critical care and during the challenges of COVID-19 is crucial.
In this section, you can find educational content on nutritional care in critically ill and how to maximize increased awareness of nutrition support concerns along the ICU patient recovery journey and also the tools to improve clinical practice and implementation.