Nutritional Management

Nutritional management of the burn patient is an important facet of overall management. It is important to involve a multidisciplinary feeding team to manage nutrient intake and organize nutritional assessment. A warm, ambient temperature is essential for reducing fluid and heat loss and keeping the patient comfortable. Metabolic rate increases with discomfort and dressing changes can be a continual source of stress. Thus, analgesic requirements must be adequate or anesthesia administered. There has been a move toward continuing enteral feed in the immediate perioperative period. The risk of aspiration seems to be very low, particularly if jejunal feeding is used. Even when nasogastric feeding is used, starvation times can be minimized without apparent increased risk. As a result, 60% rather than 6% of caloric requirements can be met on days of surgery/dressing changes.

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