Burn patients are often hypercatabolic and have higher metabolic needs. They are arguably some of the highest nutrition risk patients. Burns increase the inflammatory response and the release of inflammatory cytokines. This ultimately results in fat loss, lean muscle breakdown, and cachexia. The metabolic changes post-burn can last for at least a year, maybe longer. Nutrition support is critical for these patients. Join Margaret Ling, MS, RD, LD, CNSC to find out how your nutrition interventions should be customized for this unique population.
Learning Needs Codes: 3000, 3070, 5000, 5140
Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6