Leaving ICU may be just the beginning of recovery for COVID-19 patients
Overcoming the physical impact of a long stay in intensive care
For many COVID-19 patients, the muscle loss experienced during their stay in ICU means that discharge from hospital is just the start of their recovery. Find out more about how the effects of a long stay in ICU can negatively impact both patients and healthcare resources.
Out of ICU and into recovery is only the beginning
Rebuilding the strength lost during a prolonged ICU stay is an important goal for both patients and those who care for them. Tailored nutritional support, from hospital to home, along with physical exercise, could be key to giving patients the best chance possible to return to normal physical function.
Nutricia supports independent research to improve the recovery of COVID-19 patients
Today, nutritional management of COVID-19 patients is based on existing knowledge regarding malnutrition, however, real-world evidence remains unavailable to date. Nutricia is providing funding of €1 million to support clinician-led research initiatives in 16 countries, aiming to improve nutritional care for patients leaving hospital after severe COVID-19 infection.