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The Challenge of Caring for the Critically Ill Obese Patient in the Icu (Spanish Version)

‐ Jan 20, 2014 6:00pm


  1. Recognize the effects of obesity and associated inflammatory changes on various organ systems in the critically ill patient
  2. Identify which drugs may require special dosing in the obese patient and recognize those that may interfere with provision of nutrition
  3. Review evidence-based methods for determining energy requirements in critically obese patients
  4. Evaluate the evidence for providing permissive hypocaloric feeds to critically obese patients