The Bedside Nutrition Monitoring Tool is a web-based application originally developed for The PEP uP Collaborative.
The purpose of this tool is to assist the ICU dietitian in monitoring the amount of nutrition delivered and the calorie and protein deficits accumulated over the patient's ICU stay. By showing cumulative deficits using visual graphs and figures the tool will enable the ICU dietitian to describe the delivery of nutrition to date with the medical team. We encourage that the information generated by the tool be shared widely with physicians, nurses and other members of in efforts to educate the medical team about nutrition in the ICU.
The tool may be used on a computer tablet during rounds, if available, and/or any computer or handheld device. We have also built in a scoring system to help identify high-risk patients i.e. the NUTRIC Score. A graphical visual of the adequacy of nutrition delivered is automatically generated each day.