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SCCM Pod-166 CCM: How Much Nutrition Should Critically Ill Patients Receive?

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Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, is the lead author of an article published in the May 2011 Critical Care Medicine titled, “Randomized Trial of Initial Trophic Versus Full-Energy Enteral Nutrition in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure.” Overall, the data found that a less aggressive feeding strategy during the initial stages of mechanical ventilation is not demonstrably worse than early advancement to full-energy enteral nutrition. Rice is an assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Category: CCM Podcast



Knowledge Area: GI and Nutrition