Innovative approach to nutrition of patients in intensive care unit
Hatice Dolker, Emel Yıldız, Ramazan Küçük
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, İstanbul Bilim University Avrupa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Innovation, intensive care unit, nutrition
Enteral nutrition is defined as the continuous or intermittent delivery of nutrients through nasoenteric (nasogastric, nasojejunal) gastrostomy, or jejunostomy when gastrointestinal system functions are normal. In enteral nutrition, nutrients may be administered continuously or intermittently. Continuous feeding is the continuous delivery of food using an infusion pump. Intermittent feeding is the delivery of food to the patient as bolus over a short time period via large-diameter syringe or gravity drip through a hanging food bag. Continuous feeding is recommended because it reduces gastrointestinal complications and is easily administered. This article aims to describe an alternative method to the feeding bag for the nutrition of patients treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital of Kutahya Health Sciences University.
Cite this article as: Dolker H, Yıldız E, Küçük R. Innovative approach to nutrition of patients in intensive care unit. FNG & Demiroğlu Bilim Tıp Dergisi 2019;5(4):190-192.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.
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