Presented in an easy to follow style this book may become the pocket manual for all members of the critical care team the practical approach of the book is excellent the chapters are clearly laid out and all material is presented in a logical way highly recommended a valuable resource journal of nursing in critical care october 1998. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. Nutritional status should be assessed and regularly monitored in all critically ill patients the method of nutritional support should also be closely monitored in particular the patients tolerance of it reference cresci ga 2005 nutrition support for the critically ill patient boca raton taylor francis. Critically ill patients requiring vital organ support in the intensive care unit icu commonly have anorexia and may be unable to feed volitionally by mouth for periods ranging from days to . The introductory chapters of this book cover the role of the intensive care unit and the importance of nutrition in critically ill patients the subsequent chapters cover assessment of nutritional requirements the role of the digestive tract in nutritional support the composition of enteral and parenteral nutrition initiation of feeding complications of enteral and parenteral nutrition and
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