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Patients with undernutrition to a degree that may impair immunity, wound healing, muscle strength, and psychological drive are common in UK hospital populations. In the majority, this can be achieved by the catering services if they offer good food and care is taken to avoid missed meals and to provide physical help with eating, as necessary. However, even if these ideals are met, many hospital patients do not or cannot eat adequately. Some of these will benefit from oral supplements but others will need active nutritional support. This can usually be provided by enteral tube feeding ETF. This document contains guidelines covering the indications, benefits, administration, and problems of ETF in adult hospital practice. The guidelines were commissioned by the British Society of Gastroenterology BSG as part of an initiative in several areas of clinical practice. They are not rigid protocols and should be used alongside clinical judgement, taking local service provision into account. These guidelines were compiled from the relevant literature by the authors in discussion with dietitians and specialist nutrition nurses. The strength of evidence used is as recommended by the North of England evidence based guidelines development project. IIa—Evidence obtained from at least one well designed controlled study without randomisation. IIb—Evidence obtained from at least one other type of well designed quasi experimental study. III—Evidence obtained from well designed non-experimental descriptive studies such as comparative studies, correlation studies, and case studies. IV—Evidence obtained from expert committee reports or opinions or clinical experiences of respected authorities. Unfortunately, many aspects of ETF have not undergone rigorous evaluation, partly because ethical considerations make placebo controlled trials of any nutritional intervention difficult see section 4. Nevertheless, recommendations based on the level of evidence are presented and graded as:. It should be hospital policy that the results of an admission nutritional screening...

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Puusepa 8, Tartu, Estonia. To determine the effects of implementing an enteral feeding protocol on the nutritional delivery and outcomes of intensive care patients. An uncontrolled, observational before-and-after study was performed in a tertiary mixed medical-surgical intensive care unit ICU. In , a nurse-driven enteral feeding protocol was developed and implemented in the ICU. Data from adult patients, readmissions excluded, who were treated for at least 7 d in the study unit were analysed. In total, patients were enrolled in the Before and in the After group. The groups were comparable regarding demographics, patient profile, and severity of illness. Fewer patients were mechanically ventilated on admission in the After group The prevalence of hospital-acquired infections, length of ICU stay and ICU, and d mortality did not differ between the groups. The prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms was comparable in both groups, as was the frequency of prokinetic use. Inclusion in the Before group, previous abdominal surgery, intra-abdominal hypertension and the sum of gastrointestinal symptoms were found to be independent predictors of insufficient enteral nutrition. The use of a nurse-driven feeding protocol improves the delivery of enteral nutrition in ICU patients without concomitant increases in gastrointestinal symptoms or intra-abdominal hypertension. Following implementation of a nurse-driven enteral feeding protocol in a mixed medical-surgical intensive care unit ICU with a high baseline underfeeding rate, caloric intake via the enteral route was significantly increased during the first week in the ICU without concomitant increases in the frequency of gastrointestinal symptoms, intra-abdominal hypertension or use of prokinetic medication. Enteral feeding EN is currently considered the best option for providing nutrition to critically ill patients. The use of the enteral route may specifically reduce disease severity by attenuating the stress response[ 1 ] while avoiding the increased infectious morbidity observed with the use of parenteral nutrition...

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Additionally, the traditional order made no accommodations for those patients who experienced elevated gastric residual volumes GRVs , resulting in extended withholding of feedings. The incompleteness of the traditional order for enteral nutrition set patients up to receive suboptimal nutrition. Inspired by the desire to provide the best possible nutrition for our critical care patients, the ICU clinical coordinator conducted a literature search. It was not surprising that the literature supported not only early initiation of enteral nutrition in critical care patients, but also timely achievement of nutritional goals for the most favorable outcomes for patients. According to the literature, enteral nutrition protocols facilitate the achievement of these goals:. Early enteral nutrition within 24 to 48 hours after admission into ICU is associated with decreased mortality. Use of enteral feeding protocols in ICUs promotes earlier initiation of enteral feedings, increases the volumes of feed delivered, optimizes number of calories received, and results in shorter hospital stays and improved morbidity and mortality outcomes. In using enteral feeding protocols, the incorporation of prokinetic agents at initiation and tolerance of a higher GRV mL should be considered as a strategy to optimize delivery of enteral nutrition in critically ill adult patients. Protocols, algorithms, and clinical practice guidelines have been developed to standardize enteral feeding practice, and many have resulted in an improvement in the delivery of enteral feedings to patients. Based on the findings of the literature review, the ICU clinical coordinator designed an enteral nutrition protocol order set to address and correct the challenges we faced with the traditional initiation and delivery of enteral feedings see Figure —available online only at www. Prokinetic agent was built into the order if the patient experienced 3 consecutive elevated GRVs. The inclusion of these entities in the order set was designed so that the critical...

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Enteral feed is an important component of nutritional therapy in critically ill patients and underfeeding has been associated with adverse outcomes. The article developed an enteral feeding protocol and planed a before-and-after comparative trial to explore whether implementation of enteral feeding protocol was able to improve clinical outcomes. The study will be conducted in intensive care units ICUs of ten tertiary care academic centers. Critically ill patients expected to stay in ICU for over 3 days and require enteral nutrition EN were potentially eligible. This is a before-and-after study comprising three phases: The first phase is the period without enteral feeding protocol; the second phase involves four-week training program, and the last phase is to perform the protocol in participating centers. The primary outcome is day mortality. Ethical approval to conduct the research has been obtained from all participating centers. Additionally, the results will be published in peer-reviewed journal. Nutrition therapy is of paramount importance for critically ill patients, because critical illness is usually associated with catabolic state that energy requirements are increased. Nutrition can be delivered enterally or intravenously. There is large body of evidence favoring enteral nutrition EN to parenteral nutrition PN 1. PN is associated with nosocomial infection and prolonged intensive care length of stay, but not mortality 2 , 3. The most-updated nutrition support guideline recommends that EN should be started within 24 to 48 hours after admission, while PN can be withheld for seven days depending on the risk of malnutrition 4. Despite the importance of early initiation of EN, it is reported that energy requirements of critically ill patients are far from being reached 5 , mainly due to delayed initiation of EN 6. Underfeeding is associated with detrimental clinical outcomes including prolonged length of stay, infection, financial cost, impaired wound healing, and increased...

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