The Effectiveness of Implementing Nutritional Support on Expected Clinical Outcomes of Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Undergoing Mechanical VentilationName : Dr.Amal Kanona
Affliation : Faculty Of Nursing
University : Menoufia University
Country : Egypt
The study aim was to determine the effectiveness of implementing nutritional support on expected clinical outcomes for Patient with COPD undergoing Mechanical Ventilation. A quasi experimental research
Design was used. A random sample of 60 adult patients were selected and randomly divided alternatively into two equal groups; 30 in each group: Study group (I) received nutritional support as prescribed by the treating
Results: There were statistical significant improvements among the study group in the mean daily caloric intakes, the total energy intake from protein, carbohydrates fiber, vitamins and trace elements, and oxygenation than the control group.
Conclusions: The study concluded that nutritional support proved to be an important aspect of patient care that improved oxygenation among the study than the control group.
Recommendations that dietitian must be included within the health staff in the ICU, and the hospital menu must
Be adapted according to patient need.
Key words: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD Ventilator Parameters, Dyspnea, Oxygenation,Nutritional support.