MAINTAINING NUTRITIONAL STATUS OVERVIEW
This module will provide concepts relating to the maintenance of the nutritional status of critically ill patients.
After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the basic principles of nutritional status
- Identify GI disorders that affect nutritional status
- Identify the six general classes of essential nutrients
- Discuss the primary concerns with critical care patients as they relate to nutrition
- Explain the procedure and nursing considerations for enteral feeding
- Discuss the complications of enteral feeding
- Explain the procedure and nursing considerations for Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Discuss the complications of TPN
- Identify interventions used to maintain patient comfort
- Identify interventions used to prevent infection
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