Nutritional needs and management of critically ill infants and children are complex and fundamentally different from adults. In addition to common physiologic issues of nutrition during acute illnesses, infants and children have nutritional needs related to growth and development of the whole child as well as individual organ systems. Critical care nurses play a key role in assuring that both physiologic and developmental needs related to nutrition are met, to prevent long-term complications.
Nutritional| May 01 1994
Nutritional Management During Critical Illness in Infants and Children
M. K. Gaedeke Norris, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS;
From the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
Reprint requests to M. K. Gaedeke Norris, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. 219 Bryant Street, Buffalo. NY 14222.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1994) 5 (4): 485–492.
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M. K. Gaedeke Norris, David M. Steinhorn; Nutritional Management During Critical Illness in Infants and Children. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1994; 5 (4): 485–492. doi:
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