Nutrition in hospital after critical illness

It is common to find it difficult to eat after critical illness and to maintain a healthy weight. This information tells you about the nutrition to have in hospital and how to help with common problems you may have with eating.

Nutrition at home after critical illness

It is common to find it difficult to eat after critical illness and maintain a healthy weight. This information sheet tells you about the nutrition to have at home and how to help with common problems you may have with eating.

Eating problems after critical illness: I don't feel hungry or I feel full very quickly when I'm eating

Eating problems after critical illness: I find it difficult to swallow or to chew

Eating problems after critical illness: I feel sick or I am sick, so I don’t feel like eating

Eating problems after critical illness: I find it hard to eat because food tastes or smells different

Tips to help with eating problems after critical illness

It is common to find it difficult to eat after critical illness and to maintain a healthy weight. This information sheet tells you more about these problems and tips to help you.

Nutritional considerations when using acute peritoneal dialysis for the treatment of acute kidney injury

Guidance from the BDA Renal Specialst Group and Critical Care Specialist Group providing practical considerations for the nutritional management of patients requiring acute PD for the management of AKI, particularly focusing on the associated energy gains in this patient group (including the treatment of COVID-19 patients)

Dietitians in Northern Ireland innovating in response to COVID-19

Dietitians in Northern Ireland are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways, from acute care in ICU to using technology to support paediatric patients at home.

Developing the dietetic pillar in critical care

Lucy Morgan and Ella Terblanche explain their involvement in writing the Intensive Care Society AHP Critical Care Professional Development Framework and how this led to developing the supplementary dietetic pillar.

BDA Critical Care Specialist Group COVID-19 Best Practice Guidance: Bolus Enteral Feeding

Due to the rapid expansion of existing intensive care units (ICU) it is expected that there will be a shortfall in the number of feeding pumps required. In this instance it may become necessary to consider bolus feeding in a select cohort of ICU patients. This guidance aims to support this.

Route of Nutrition Support in Patients Requiring NIV & CPAP During the COVID-19 Response

A joint set of recommendations rom the BDA PENG, BDA Critical Care, NNNG, BAPEN and British Thoracic Society

BDA Critical Care Specialist Group COVID-19 Best Practice Guidance: Enteral Feeding in Prone Position

Best practice guidance developed by the BDA Critical Care Group for feeding patients while in the prone position.

What are dietitians doing as part of the COVID-19 response?

Many people may not realise the vital role that dietitians are playing to treat people who are acutely sick with COVID-19, so we asked our Critical Care Specialist Group to explain more.

Manual of Dietetic Practice Resources

In response to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic we have released sections of the manual for you to download.

Nutrition in Critical Care elements of PENG Pocket Guide

Copies of the Nutrition in Critical Care elements of the PENG Pocket Guided made available to download for all BDA members.

BDA Critical Care Group COVID-19 Guidance Published

The Critical Care Specialist Group of the BDA have today published new guidance on management of nutrition and dietetic services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Critical Care Specialist Group Guidance on management of nutrition and dietetic services during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented expansion of and challenge to our critical care services. Undoubtedly, this will require significant planning and re-structuring of dietetic services to ensure that we are able to provide a safe and effective service during this time. This document has been developed by members from the Critical Care Dietitians Specialist Group (CCSG) of the British Dietetic Association taking into account current recommendations for planning and local experiences to date.