Another article in this issue looks at how hospitals are working on something that has not historically been their specialty: providing tasty, healthy food. ... The efforts range from simple steps such as talking about nutrition and offering a vegetarian
MCCs for nutrition include severe malnutrition, protein malnutrition and emaciation. CCs result in increased hospital resource use as well, but to a lesser extent than MCCs. ... Excessive leanness caused by disease or lack of nutrition, and characterized
I stumbled to the dining table, which was still surprisingly laid out with food. ... Gastric antral vascular ectasia was not on my diet list. How about those nice cherries?
Do they live on fast food or high-calorie but poor nutrition foods?” said Lisa Kirkland, MD, FACP, a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a critical care specialist ... There are not a lot of data to support hypocaloric, high-protein
Regionalized care teams and patient safety, guidelines for enteral nutrition in the critically ill. ... Use EN over PN in critically ill patients who require nutrition support therapy.
I asked if they had food and essentials at home, and she nodded, “Yes, my sister is helping out.” I reassured her I was there all night if she needed anything
Nutrition support experts want you to think of food as a drug. ... Whatever the method—food on a plate, enteral, parenteral—the nutrition support experts just want hospitalists to make sure everyone's getting fed.
is not always the healthiest food,” said Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, director of clinical nutrition and wellness at St. ... There are two trends at work. While hospitals are changing the food that's served to patients, staff, and visitors, they're also
If it's not direct physical contact, where you're hugging people or shaking people's hands, you're sharing utensils and you're sharing food.
Nutrition therapy provided by ICUs often fails to meet guideline recommendations in a number of areas, a study found. ... Some of the ICUs were significantly more successful at adhering to the guidelines (one site provided nutrition for 100% of patient