Dr. Guillermo Contreras, Chief of Emergency and Critical Care department at the Guillermo Kaelin Hospital in Lima, Peru and Dr. Alfredo Matos Adames, professor of clinical nutrition and surgery at the School of Medicine at the University of Panama, elaborate on screening and assessing hospital patients for nutritional status.
Dr. Karin Papapietro, Physician-surgeon at the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Chile, provides insights into how clinical nutrition management can be improved, and the value of supplemental parenteral nutrition.
This folder focusses on the performance of early PN when it comes to cost-effectiveness and provides an overview of the results of a cost minimization analysis performed by Ass. Prof. Gordon Doig, Sydney (Australia).
A study conducted in 2012 by Heidegger and colleagues found that individually optimized supplemental parenteral nutrition starting on day four of ICU stay should be considered as a strategy to improve clinical outcome in patients for whom enteral nutrition is insuficcient. Please download this folder for an overview of the study.
This manual provides medical healthcare professionals with a basic overview of parenteral nutrition (PN) to assist its use in daily clinical routine. This booklet provides information regarding clinical relevance and indications for PN, energy and nutrient requirements, practical aspects of handling and monitoring, complication management as well as guidelines for PN in special clinical conditions, such as intensive care, oncology, and home PN.
Prof. Dr. Isabel Correia, Chief of the Nutrition Therapy Team at the Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology and Surgery at the University Hospital, Belo Horizonte highlights the need for better education and policy around clinical nutrition in institutes from medical schools to government.
The Screening Day was conducted to obtain in-depth information about malnutrition, caloric deficits and current clinical practice in Latin America. This infographic provides key facts and background information about this study.
Around the globe, hospital acquired infections are a thread to patients’ safety during their stay. This informational video explains the rules for proper hand hygiene in hospital settings. Clean care is safer care!