OPTICs stands for Optimal Nutrition by Informing and Capacitating Family Members of Best Practices. The OPTICs trial focused on a family centred nutrition intervention designed to educate families about the importance of nutrition during and following recovery from critical illness. It aimed at encouraging families to advocate for better nutrition on behalf of their critically ill family member. The OPTICs intervention has also been incorporated into the current IMPACT trial.
The nutrition tools below were created for the OPTICs trial and revised for the IMPACT trial. We have made them publically available and encourage Registered Dietitians to use them in their clinical practice.