Introducing and Establishing Enteral Nutrition in PICU, Paediatrics

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  • To provide clear guidance to nursing and medical staff on introducing and establishing enteral nutrition (gastric and jejunal) in paediatric critical care patients.
  • To standardise time taken to establish enteral nutrition.
  • To provide clear guidance on the measuring of GRVs and how these should be interpreted.
  • To provide clear guidance to PICU staff on the nutritional care management of ‘High Risk Abdomen’ patients and thereby ensure consistency of care provision.

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