Over recent years, nutrition therapy for critically ill patients has gained momentum as an essential part of patient care. Research into this often undervalued intervention has escalated, demonstrating that providing the right amount of nutrition in general, and of specific nutrients in particular disease states, can affect the patient?s hospital journey. Recently, several landmark papers on nutrition therapy in the critically ill have caused debate, stimulating further discussion and research (Alberda et al. 2009; Arabi et al. 2011; Casaer et al. 2011, Rice et al. 2011; ARDS Network 2012). An additional focus for future research is to determine the factors that enable (or inhibit) the provision of evidence-based nutrition therapy in the ICU.
|Number of pages||4|
|Specialist publication||ICU Management & Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Ridley, E. J., Davies, A. R., Murch, L., Nyulasi, I., Tierney, A., & Heyland, D. K. (2012). Excellence in nutrition therapy: Lessons from the International Nutrition Survey and the Best of the Best Awards. ICU Management & Practice, 12(1), 17-20.