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Joined Jan 21, '08 - from 'Sunny Florida'. **LaurelRN is a RN. She has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Open Heart ICU'. Posts: 94 (33% Liked) Likes: 89

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  • Jun 20 '15

    So here's the thing... I have done numerous papers and alot of research about this topic (not tube feeding specifically- but it ties in). If a patient is in the ICU, there is already a reason to do FSBS- sepsis, MI, neuro issues, cancer, infection- whatever. The inflammatory response is the same no matter the diagnosis. Now add into the stress and release of cortisol and on top of that add tube feedings, yep- you bet I'd be doing FSBS. Advocate for the patient. Euglycemia has been proven in numerous studies to decrease morbidity and mortality related to ICU admissions.



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