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Pediatric Critical Care

Your ICU is in a constant race against the clock with the entire healthcare team working towards positive patient outcomes. The sicker the patient, the more you risk by delaying feeding. An unused GI tract is associated with compromised gut integrity, which can prolong the stress response and lead to increased disease severity.1

Nutrition can have a powerful effect on outcomes. When patients are at nutrition risk, their 30-day readmission rate is 50% higher.2 By giving patients specialized nutrition, you’ll protect the integrity of the GI tract3, meaning fewer complications leading to decreased length of stay and avoidable readmissions.4-7

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1. McClave SA, et al. JPEN 2016;40(2):159-211.
2. All-Cause Readmissions Following Hospital Stays for Patients with Malnutrition, AHRQ, Dec 2016.
3. Zaloga G, et al. NCP 2003;18:285-293.
4. Tiengou LE, et al. JPEN 2006;30:1-5.
5. Dylewski ML et al. ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week, 2006.
6. Mentec H, et al. Cr Care Med 2001;29(10):1955-1961.
7. Hudson L, et al. JPEN 2018;42(5):892-897.