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Malnutrition in the ICU

The Impact of Needless Feeding Delays

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No matter the injury or illness, many critically-ill patients require early and efficient feeding.1

Efforts to manage the injuries or illnesses that put the patient in the ICU can all be compromised by underlying malnutrition1. Extended hospital stays, delayed recovery, complications (i.e. poor wound healing), and patient discomfort caused by poor nutrition and the complications from poor tube placements are usually preventable.2,4,5 Timely and efficient feeding is often necessary to set your critically-ill patients on the path to recovery as quickly as possible.1-3

Studies show that an optimal solution would prioritize reducing the time-to-feed from admission, minimizing the risk of malnutrition. 5,6-8

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REFERENCES: 

1. Neumayer LA, Smout RJ, Horn HG, Horn SD. Early and Sufficient Feeding Reduces Length of Stay andCharges in Surgical Patients. Journal of Surgical Research. 2001Jan;95(1):73-4.
2. Braunschweig C, Gomez S, SheeanPM. Impact of declines in nutritional status on outcomes in adult patients hospitalized for more than 7 days. Journal ofthe American Dietetic Association. 2000Nov;100(11):1316-22.
3. Data on File. HALYARD EtQ COPY-00467, 2014-EF_Cases_BIdata_11-9-2015.pdf
4iData Research Inc., U.S. Market for Gastrointestinal EndoscopicDevices, 2014 
5. Data on File. https://products.halyardhealth.com/digestive-health.html
6. Data onFile. HALYARD EtQ COPY-00467, GPO Summary of Active EF Contracts.pdf
7. Tappenden KA, Quatrara B, ParkhurstML, Malone AM, Fanjiang G, Zeigler TR. Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Quality of Care: an InterdisciplinaryCall to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013Sep;113(9):1219-37.
8. Corkins MR, Guenter P, Dimaria-Ghalili RA, Jensen GL, Malone A, Miller S, et al. Malnutrition Diagnosesin Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: United States, 2010. 2014Feb; 38(2):186-95. 

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