Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Pediatric patients and nutrition support: What percentage are meeting their caloric needs seven days following admission
by Eversaul, Julie, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 138; 1527549
Abstract (Summary)

Secondary malnutrition, due to an underlying disease or disorder, is a considerable concern for medical staff when a child is resident at a hospital. Nutrition for growth of the child is in competition with necessary nutrition used during metabolic stress. The intention of this investigation is to indicate if nutrition goals are being met to prevent or improve acute malnutrition, and if further investigation is necessary for potential hospital wide intervention. The data obtained includes goal rates (80-110% of prescribed caloric goals) of nutrition administered to patients (ages 2-18 years) on enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, and a combination of enteral and parenteral nutrition on the 7th day of admission during a singular calendar year. An audit of existing electronic records for 2011 of the pediatric hospital identified approximately 50% of patients were meeting 80-110% of their prescribed caloric goals to help prevent or manage existing malnutrition.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kreysa, Peter
Commitee: Anglin, Judith, Devine, Wendy, Steele, Caroline
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Medicine, Nutrition
Keywords: Acute malnutrition, Clinical nutrition, Enteral nutrition, Parenteral nutrition, Pediatric nutrition
Publication Number: 1527549
ISBN: 9781303795886
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