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Route of Nutrition Support in Patients Requiring NIV & CPAP During the COVID-19 Response

 2020 EuDAP Report / Posted 2 months ago by admin / 15 views

The following recommendations apply to patients with COVID–19 infection and may not be
considered optimal outside of a pandemic situation.
Patients on non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) often
fail to meet nutritional requirements orally1,2. Poor nutrition is associated with a longer length of
hospital stay3 and increased mortality in COPD patients undergoing NIV4
.
Food and oral nutritional supplements should be used initially but where intake is sub-optimal for
more than 2 days, artificial nutrition support should be considered with nasogastric (NG feeding)
being the most readily available option.
NG feeding for those requiring NIV/CPAP can be associated with some problems such as air
leakage and distension of the stomach1
. If NG feeding is deemed appropriate, following the
measures below can facilitate NG feeding while minimising risks in this group of patients.

  • National Dietetic Association: UNITED KINGDOM - The British Dietetic Association
  • EFAD Education Associate Member: none or other than from the list
  • EuDAP key objectives: Objective 3. Use dietitians as educators and experts in the community and clinical settings, Objective 4. Invest in establishing the effectiveness of dietitians
  • Target audience: Health professionals
  • Type: Document, Guideline
  • COVID-19 special issue: Yes
  • Read more (link): https://www.bapen.org.uk/pdfs/covid-19/nutrition-in-niv-21-04-20.pdf
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