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Protocol for Malnourished Patient at Risk for Refeeding Syndrome

Purpose:

To feed a malnourished patient and avoid the refeeding syndrome using the protocol outlined by Hearing.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

risk factors, options, prevention

ICD-10:

E46

Description:

Hearing outlined how to avoid the refeeding syndrome when feeding a malnourished patient. Feeding should be gradual with careful replacement of deficient electrolytes, especially phosphate. The author is from Staffordshire General Hospital in England.

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