Optimizing Enteral Nutrition Support for Adult Patients with Fat Malabsorption

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

September 18, 2020

Last Updated Month/Year

February 13, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To provide a set of expert consensus-based recommendations for the management and care of adult patients with malabsorption in critical care settings.

Target Patient Population

Adults patients with fat malabsorption in critical care settings

Target Provider Population

Critical care specialists, dieticians, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, internists and other providers managing patients with malabsorption in critical care settings

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Emergency care, Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Dietician nutritionist, healthcare business administration, nurse, nurse practitioner, health systems pharmacist, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D003550 - Cystic Fibrosis, D004750 - Enteral Nutrition, D008286 - Malabsorption Syndromes, D010188 - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency


cystic fibrosis, enteral nutrition, fat malabsorption, malabsorption, Pancreatic Enzymes