Join part of ISICEM 2022 

Last year, Nutricia celebrated its 125th birthday and Nutrison, our tube feeding brand, over 50 years since inception. Nutricia’s quest is to serve life and to support the drive for life saving, life sustaining and life changing nutritional solutions to fulfil dietary needs of our patients. 

Our legacy of proven partnership with healthcare professionals and our continued commitment to scientific advancement continues. 

This year we would like to extend an invite to watch the replay of the Nutricia Satellite Symposium hosted at this year’s ISICEM Congress (International Society Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine).

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The aim of ISICEM has always been and remains to improve the care of the critically ill patient through better clinical management, by facilitating ongoing education and training of all healthcare staff involved in patient care and supporting and encouraging constructive research in the field.

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Watch the replay of the Nutricia Satelite Symposium at ISICEM 2022

Why do we believe that optimizing nutrition support is so important to not only ICU patients, but ALL patients?

For at least the last decade we've known that on average critically ill patients receive 0.6-0.8 g/kg protein per day1-3, well below guideline recommendations4-5. In order to better preserve muscle mass and support recovering patients, we need to better understand the role of protein. Trends seen in observational studies show that better protein provision (1.2-1.5 g/kg/day) appear to reduce mortality6-8.

Learn more about new cutting edge clinical trials further exploring this topic, using Nutrison Protein Intense to meet the ESPEN guideline-recommended intakes of around 1.3 g/kg/day4. To meet this target, it is recommended that intact, high protein enteral feeds are used with a slow ramp up to requirements by Day 44. More recent studies showed that Nutrison Protein Intense, with 32% intact protein, can meet the guideline recommendation of 1.3 g/kg/day protein without the risk of overfeeding calories9,10.

Watch the replay

To find out about new cutting edge clinical trials exploring both clinical and functional benefits of recommended protein provision in ICU, watch the recording of the Nutricia Satellite Symposium at the 41st ISICEM (International Society of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine). 

Program Nutricia's Satellite Symposium

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Experts insights on optimal nutritional care

Nutritional challenges of ICU patients

Prof van Zanten gives insights into the challenges of meeting patients' nutritional requirements with available products. He discusses the different options of meeting high protein targets without overfeeding energy. The audience asks key clinical questions on the preferred type of protein, protein targets and other best practices. Watch the video here.

Nutritional needs from ICU to recovery

Nutritional needs from ICU to recovery, what does evidence and practice tell us now? Prof Wischmeyer highlights how patients in the ICU are more difficult to feed than ever, with increasing complications. It is therefore imperative that a personalized approach is taken and that nutrition is adjusted accordingly by right does, for the right patient at the right time. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. He outlines that this needs to be extended beyond the ICU stay and that based on LEEP COVID data, showing increased metabolic needs, that patients will require ongoing nutrional support even beyond hospital discharge. Watch the video here

Publication ICU Management & Practice

What can we learn from the nutritional management of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Covid-19 caught the world unaware, and critical care was particularly hard hit, but were we prepared for the long recovery time of our patients? Inadequate nutrition support practices that already existed, were made more pronounced in the wake of the pandemic. Let us learn how we can better manage our patients and their longer term nutritional needs.

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Loss of muscle mass, associated complications and the role of protein in critical illness

Many ICU patients will lose a considerable amount of muscle mass which may not only impact their ability to survive [11,12], but also their recovery. Providing adequate protein in ICU is recommended in all key international critical care guidelines to better support patients recovery[13-16].

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Leaving ICU - just the beginning of recovery for COVID-19 patients

An extended stay in ICU, like those required by some coronavirus patients, brings with it complications that can have a long-term effect on a patient’s health and ability to recover. Read more about this topic – as well as what can be done to help ensure a stronger recovery.