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Unformatted text preview: resume oral intake as indicated by medical status (usually within 1 wk) medical status indicators of readiness when oral intake can be resumed, recommend (initially) easily digestible low fat diet adequate protein increased kcals small frequent meals no alcohol (permanently, if pancreatitis is alcohol related) nutrition management NPO; IV fluids tube feeding if GI tract functional tip of tube in jejunum (beyond ligament of Trietz) some studies demonstrate tolerance of NG feedings peptide-based/low fat, MCT-based contraindications ischemic bowel; prolonged SI ileus high output fistula/obstruction that cant be bypassed insufficient absorptive capacity nutrition management (severe):...
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- Spring '09