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The Role of the ICU Dietician

Created: 21/5/2007

The Role of the Dietician on the ICU

Gina Tomlin
Chief dietitian, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

The role of the dietitian on ICU

The role of the dietitian on ICU is to work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary ICU team to promote optimal nutrition of the critically ill patient.

Important aspects of this role include:

  • To improve feed delivery (both parenteral and enteral)
  • To help minimise nutritional losses
  • To encourage oral diet when not contraindicated
  • To provide education and training on ICU nutrition
  • To undertake research and audit
  • To assist nutrition guideline and protocol development
  • To set standards for monitoring of nutrition
  • To ensure adequate preoperative nutritional optimisation

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