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dc.contributor.advisorIverson, Lindsayen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlodgett, Mindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorIverson, Lindsayen_US
dc.contributor.authorJackman, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorZiesman, Melissaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-23T19:27:01Z
dc.date.available2016-05-16T08:40:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/70518
dc.description.abstractGuidelines have been established on when to initiate enteral nutrition, but current research indicates multiple inconsistencies. This scholarly project sought to determine when health care providers were initiating enteral nutrition for adults 19 years of age and older in the critical care setting. It explored if there was a correlation between the timing of enteral nutrition and outcomes including length of stay, 30-day readmissions, mortality, and other clinical complications. A retrospective chart review was completed examining patients admitted or transferred into a 25-bed intensive care unit (ICU) between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013. A total of 104 charts were collected based on the billable procedure code enteral infusion/nutrition, with 55 being eligible. The average number of days in the ICU was 3.3 days before enteral nutrition was initiated. The timing of when enteral nutrition was started had no statistical significance on mortality (p=0.54, 95% CI), 30-day readmissions (p= 0.58, 95% CI) or ICU length of stay (p= 0.20, 95% CI). Although the results of this scholarly project do not provide clear indication for early enteral nutrition, it does recognize some challenges to the current standards for recognizing, diagnosing, and treating malnutrition in the critical care setting. Future studies would benefit from a prospective study in order to standardize processes related to nutrition. Standardized processes and a larger sample size would perhaps lead to improved quality of data.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshEnteral Nutritionen_US
dc.subject.meshCritical Careen_US
dc.titleEnteral Nutrition in Adult Patients in the Critical Care Patientsen_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderMindy Blodgetten_US
dc.rights.holderPaul Jackmanen_US
dc.rights.holderMelissa Ziesmanen_US
dc.rights.holderLindsay Iversonen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursing (1971 - July 2013)en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.embargo.terms2016-05-16
dc.degree.levelMSNen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science in Nursingen_US


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