Clinical outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients in the Intensive Care Unit referred to Clinical Nutrition Services

Ma. Janeth Samson, jenet Lim, Joyce Bernardino. MD

Mechanically ventilated patients are at risk of malnutrition due to multiple factors such as profound catabolism, underlying illness and medications given. Nutritional assessment and intervention are vital in the management of critically ill patients in the critical care unit.This study aims to compare the clinical outcomes of mechanically ventilated patient’s in the intensive care unit referred and not referred to clinical nutrition services