Nutrition is an essential care we provide to critically ill patients aiming to avoid severe muscle wasting and weakness, which correlate with mortality and long-term burdens. Considering that the ICU patients’ nutritional needs vary with the phase of critical illness, evidence-based nutrition protocols are so much needed.

Dr Tarcukovic, one of the participants of the ESICM Nutrition Pathway, shares with us her experience in this Education Programme and discusses a few key points of the physiopathology of nutrition and how to feed and treat such critical patients.

If you are interested in learning more about Nutrition in Critical Illness, join our e-Course on April 26-27, 2023!


Janja TARCUKOVIC. Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Rijeka (HR).

Kristina FUEST. Technische Universität München (DE). ESICM NEXT Committee member.

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