Severe acute pancreatitis adversely affects both patients and the health care system. Effectively managing the nutritional needs of patients with pancreatitis is one commonly encountered struggle. Challenges include: simultaneously managing glucose; alleviating pain, nausea, and vomiting; treating diarrhea; and maintaining fluid and electrolyte status. This review examines the evidence guiding the enteral nutrition care of this patient population.
DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC,
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Expired On: Feb 28, 2013
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