Enteral nutrition in critical care is a complex area of practice. A resource-limited environment includes countries that are identified as low income and low/middle income. This review describes three themes for its successful implementation of enteral nutrition in a resource-limited environment. These include identification of patients at risk of malnutrition, using non-commercial feeds and the urgent need to develop practice. Malnutrition is a serious complication of critical illness and remains a crucial aspect of patient care in order to prevent complications. Further evidence to develop sustainable enteral nutrition strategies for critically ill patients is urgently required. This is a paper commissioned as part of the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations special issue of BMJ Military Health.
- Adult intensive & critical care
- Nutritional support
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Contributors Both authors contributed to the writing of this invited review.
Funding This project was partly funded through a UK Research & Innovation/Newton project (reference number: EP/V028197/1).
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.