Nutritional Assessment and Metabolic Monitoring

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • ABCs are first priority.
  • Nutritional assessment and metabolic monitoring should follow initial stabilization of the patient.
  • Malnutrition is associated with worsened outcomes.
  • As soon as patient is resuscitated, nutrients should be provided, especially if more than a brief ICU stay is anticipated.

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Last updated: May 10, 2010