Critical Illness

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Key Nutrition Issues


Critically ill individuals are at increased risk of malnutrition (1). Strategies to optimize the delivery of nutrition support are a key consideration in the care of critically ill individuals. Nutrition therapy in the critically ill has the potential to have a positive impact on patient outcomes including: reduced infection and complication rates, shortened length of hospital stay, improved quality of life and decreased mortality (2).
This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition
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Last Updated: 2024-05-28