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Nutritional Support after Thermal Burns

Purpose:

To determine the nutritional intake for the adult burn patient.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

options, diet

ICD-10:

T20-T25, T26-T28, T29-T32

Description:

Proper nutritional support is essential for the care of the burn patient. Protein for tissue repair and calories to meet the increased catabolic need are important. Usually the nutritional support is administered both intravenously and enterically early in the course, with progression to complete enteric intake as the patient recovers.

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