Implementing Volume-Based Feeding to Optimize Delivery of Enteral Nutrition

Author(s): Angela Bonomo, BSN, RN, CCRN, CMC, Diane Lynn Blume, MS, RN-BC, Katie Davis, RD, LDN, CNSC, Hee Jun Kim, PhD, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Apr 01, 2024

Topics: Gastrointestinal, Quality Improvement

Population: Geriatric, Adult

Role: Staff, Educator

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This article discusses a quality improvement project in which the purpose was to increase delivery of enteral nutrition (EN) volume from 67.5% to at least 80% by implementing a volume-based feeding method in the MSICU per current evidence-based practice recommendations. This report may help disseminate the methods and procedures implemented to other units and hospitals to improve delivery of EN.


  • Identify the importance of delivering adequate nutrition to the critically ill adult patient.
  • Define the benefits of volume-based versus rate-based feedings.
  • Describe the process for implementing volume-based feeding approach in an adult critical care unit.

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