A Different Approach to the Nutritional Therapy in Intensive Care Units: Nutrition Software (ICNUS)


  • Mois Bahar

Received Date: 02.09.2017 Accepted Date: 17.09.2017 Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2017;45(5):251-259

Critically ill patients receive nutritional support in addition to extensive organ support therapies in the intensive care units. The transcription of the data obtained by multiple devices from a wide spectrum of usage areas is a challenging process and is prone to errors. Software specifically designed for usage in intensive care units do offer numerous advantages. Primarily, it facilitates to improve the management of time and workflow for the benefit of patients. Therefore, we believed that a different approach was needed for the nutritional regime of our critically ill patients. Following nearly 2 years of research, we developed and implemented the Intensive Care Nutrition Software (ICNUS), which is explained in this article.

Keywords: ICNUS software, intensive care, nutrition