Critical care and surgery
Intensive care units (ICU) today are treating older patients with more complications than ever before. However, their chances of survival and recovery have significantly improved in the past decade due to advances in science and technology.
New surgical techniques and improved anesthesia, as well as improved pre and post nursing care, optimal nutrition and early mobilization has helped to reduce the impact of surgery on patients. These advancements in healthcare enable patients to return home more quickly, spending less time in the ICU and the hospital, while at the same time reducing hospital costs1-3. Patients are now able to recover earlier enabling them to return to their normal lives more speedily.
The role nutrition in critical care
There has also been scientific progress in the field of medical nutrition, and now there is a better understanding of optimal feeding in the critical care setting 4-9. Both clinical nutrition guidelines and ICU experts have recognised the need for a new, individualised approach to nutritional care10-14.
At Nutricia we are aware of the importance of optimal nutritional support and continue to develop our science and technology - offering innovative feeding solutions designed for the ICU and surgical environments. We support healthcare professionals by offering a comprehensive range of tube feeds, complimented with medical devices, accessories and services to provide best care to their patients.
1. Anderson AD et al. 2003; 2. Gustafsson UO et al. 2012; 3. Yeh et al. 2015; 4. Doig GS et al. 2009; 5. Casaer MP et al. 2011; 6. Van Zanten AR et al. 2014; 7. Weijs et al. 2014; 8. Allingstrup M J et al. 2012; 9. Elke G et al. 2014; 10. McClave S et al. 2009; 11. Dhaliwal R et al. 2014; 12. Martindale RG 2015; 13. Evans DC et al. 2015; 14. Preiser JC. et al. 2015.