This calculator is intended to provide clinicians with a snapshot of a patients existing enteral and parenteral nutrition status rather than providing a recommended nutritional regimen this evaluation and analysis tool will summarize a patients nutritional intake as it relates to total calories macronutrients fluid and weight based nutritional metrics eg protein per kg kcal per kg . Evidence based individualized nutrition for sick or premature infants under their care all components of nutrition including the starting and advancing of total parenteral nutrition tpn feedings and calculation of kilocalories and fluids are addressed and explanations provided. How to calculate enteral and parenteral nutrition by lacey dunn and melissa butler for twu dietetic interns. The choice between enteral and parenteral nutrition in general enteral nutrition is preferred to parenteral nutrition as it is more physiological simpler cheaper and less complicated however even nasogastric feeding needs care and the more complex types of enteral nutrition such as gastrostomy and jejunostomy need significant interventions. Enteral and parenteral nutrition 1 general calculations 2 may be used for total nutrition supplemental nutrition transitional phase for patients coming off parenteral nutrition tube feedings may be intermittent continuous takes into account patients caloric requirements patients need for protein carbohydrate and fat vitamins and minerals dietary fiber electrolytes
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