Is Your Patient’s Tank on Empty or Full? – Implementing the PEP uP Protocol in your Critical Care Unit
Enteral Nutrition is the preferred route of providing nutrients and is accepted as standard of care in critically ill patient. Historically, feeding protocols have been used to guide the delivery of enteral nutrition. They frequently utilize conservative, reactionary approaches to optimizing nutrition that are not grounded in evidence but rather, seem to have evolved over time. This program will review common barriers to providing adequate nutrition to critically ill patients and potential strategies to overcome these barriers. Included will be a review of the Enhanced Protein-Energy Provision via the Enteral Route Feeding Protocol – PEP uP Protocol. This innovative approach to feeding the critically ill patient as well as new approaches to educational intervention with healthcare staff will be introduced during this session.
1. Review impact of nutrient inadequacy on key outcome indicators in the critically ill patient
2. Identify common barriers to early and adequate enteral nutrition in the critically ill patient
3. Describe a proactive protocol approach that utilizes strategies to increase the provision of calories and protein via the enteral route
Daren Heyland, MD, FRCPC, MSc, Full Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University; Director of Research for the Critical Care Program and Director of the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, Canada
Karrie Derenski, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, Metabolic Support Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Cox Health, Springfield, MO
UAN: 0216-0000-13-061-L04-PLevel: Intermediate