Survey for physicians: to identify current practice concerning parenteral nutrition in critically ill children worldwide

Nutritional practices at the pediatric ICU vary greatly due to limited high-level evidence. Recently, there has been some debate about the timing of parenteral nutrition in critically ill children .

The Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam in the Netherlands has set up an online survey, in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Through this online survey we would like to investigate the current practice concerning parenteral nutrition in critically ill children worldwide and we are also interested in your doubts and reasons for administering parenteral nutrition during the first week.

Please consider participating in this 10 minute online survey. The questions are available in English, Spanish and French. Your responses are confidential.

English: https://erasmusmcsurvey.erasmusmc.nl/sophia-ick/index.php/153249?lang=en

French: https://erasmusmcsurvey.erasmusmc.nl/sophia-ick/index.php/153249?lang=fr

Spanish: https://erasmusmcsurvey.erasmusmc.nl/sophia-ick/index.php/153249?lang=es

Deadline: 31 July, 2017

Since this questionnaire is mostly about nutritional protocols on PICU’s, we would strongly advise only physicians working in the PICU to participate.

As fellow physicians, we know how limited and valuable your time is, and we appreciate your assistance greatly. We will share the results of the survey with you in a timely fashion.

If you have questions, please contact us at nutritionsurvey@erasmusmc.nl

Yours sincerely,
Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, the Netherlands

Koen Joosten, MD, PhD

Sascha Verbruggen, MD, PhD

Esther van Puffelen, MD

 

KU Leuven, Belgium

Prof Greet van den Berghe, MD, PhD

An Jacobs, MD

 

WFPICCS promoted the Worldwide survey of nutritional practices in PICUs back in 2014 and the results were published in the Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016; 17:10–18.  We invite you to read a summary of the results here