Season 2 | Episode 3: Everything You Need to Know About Indirect Calorimetry

Season 2 | Episode 3: Everything You Need to Know About Indirect Calorimetry

Season 2 | Episode 3: Everything You Need to Know About Indirect Calorimetry

Despite being the gold standard for estimating energy needs, indirect calorimetry is rarely used by most dietitians. In fact, indirect calorimetry is often reserved for complex clinical situations or for ultra-tailored nutrition prescriptions. The usefulness of indirect calorimetry in most clinical settings is still debated. Join us for the low-down on this elusive technique.

 

 

Show Notes:

  • GE-sponsored indirect calorimetry video (narrated by dietitian Jennifer Wooley, MS, RD, CNSC) 
  • Wischmeyer PE, Molinger J, Haines K. Point-Counterpoint: Indirect Calorimetry is Essential for Optimal Nutrition Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit. Clin. Pract. 2021;36:275-81.
  • McClave SA, Omer E. Point-Counterpoint: Indirect Calorimetry Is not Necessary for Optimal Nutrition Therapy in Critical Illness. Clin. Pract. 2021;36:268-74.