Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline 2012
This guideline updates the 2006 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Critical Illness Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.
Organization of the Guideline
This guideline is designed so that you can access key information quickly and easily. The information is organized into the following categories: Introduction, Major Recommendations, Algorithms, Background Information and Reference List.
Select a category from the menu list on the left and follow the links. Within each category, hyperlinks to additional information are provided to allow you access to more information. [Note: If you are not an Academy member or EAL subscriber, you will not have access to all of this information. An executive summary is provided for everyone.]
General Information and Disclaimer
Evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines are developed to help Registered Dietitians, practitioners, patients, families, and consumers make shared decisions about health care choices in specific clinical circumstances. If properly developed, communicated and implemented, guidelines can improve care.
While the evidence-based nutrition practice guideline represents a statement of promising practice based on the latest available evidence at the time of publication, the guideline is not intended to overrule professional judgment. Rather, it may be viewed as a relative constraint on individual clinician discretion in a particular clinical circumstance. The independent skill and judgment of the health care provider must always dictate treatment decisions. These nutrition practice guidelines are provided with the express understanding that they do not establish or specify particular standards of care, whether legal, medical or other.