Nutrition in Covid- 19 Patients

Nutrition in Covid- 19 Patients

    With head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Prof. Dr. Fatma Çelik, we broadcast a live session for the candidate of the future Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. namely "Nutrition in Covid 19 Patients" on our university's YouTube channel on 16 November 2020.

    "The Responsibility of a Nutrition and Dietetics Specialist is Not Only Help People to Lose Weight”

    “Nutrition and Dietetics specialists are mostly known for obesity treatments in the society.  However, the task of the Nutrition and Dietetics specialist is not only to make the person lose weight.  The nutrition and dietetics specialist is a healthcare professional that organizes nutrition for all patient groups in order to improve patients and raise health standards.”

    “How is Nutrition Sustained in the Intensive Care Period of Covid-19 Patients?

    “Today, with increasing cases of Covid-19, nutrition in Covid-19 patients is included in our training plans. In the nutritional treatment of patients who are treated in intensive care due to Covid-19, food supplements consist of the forms of all foods are carried out by giving enteral foods with catheters or parenteral foods that directly into the vein. All of these products differ in terms of their functionality. There are nearly 1500 types of enteral foods. Enteral and parenteral foods are special products that we use to feed our patients who are getting treatment in  intensive care.  Enteral feeding can be expressed as feeding a tube with nasogastric probes from the nose to the stomach, sometimes from the nose to the intestine and sometimes from the mouth. In some cases, if the digestive system cannot be used, parenteral nutrition with an intravenous catheter is preferred.  The amount and type of nutrition are determined specifically for the patient. The students in the department of Nutrition and dietetics are trained in terms of how much and how to give these products. Intensive care is a teamwork. Physicians, specialist dieticians, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and pharmacists generate the intensive care team. “

    "Intensive Care Patients Lose Their Body Muscle, Not Body Fat"

    “8-5% of Covid-19 patients needed to be treated in intensive care unit. In patients receiving intensive care, the dietician should definitely follow the metabolic panel that gives information about the patient's kidneys, blood sugar, electrolyte and acid / base balances which is really important in the process. Following the complete metabolic panel is a must for a dietician. In order to avoid metabolic complications during the treatment, the patient's fluid balance should be followed in terms of acid and base. Patients with respiratory distress lose muscle, not fat, in their body. For this reason, dieticians aim to minimize muscle loss while providing life support in treatment. Furthermore, the dietician prepares a diet program after evaluating the patient's history, environmental factors, medical evaluation, age, weight and chronic disease. "