This monitoring tool has been designed by the Critical Care Nutrition Team for use by the ICU dietitian to assist in monitoring the amount of nutrition delivered and the calorie and protein deficits accumulated over the patient's ICU stay. After you enter data on your patients, this tool will display the following:
- Daily and cumulative calorie and protein deficits using visual graphs and figures
- Patient's malnutrition risk score and the NUTRIC Score
- Prompts about modifying the amount of nutrition received
We encourage that the information generated by the tool be shared widely with physicians, nurses and other members of in efforts to educate the medical team about nutrition in the ICU.