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Ileus, Nutrition, Trauma



  1. Phipps, Marcy RN, CCRN
  2. Bush, Jeffrey A. PharmD, CPh
  3. Buhrow, Dianne MA, BSN, RN
  4. Tittle, Mary B. PhD, ARNP
  5. Singh, Deepak PharmD
  6. Harcombe, Julianne RPh
  7. Riddle, Evanthia BSN, RN, CCRN


Ileus development has been associated with a wide range of complications among hospitalized patients, ranging from increased patient pain and discomfort to malnutrition, aspiration, delayed rehabilitation, and sepsis. This article examines factors that appeared to correlate with an increase in ileus development among patients in a trauma/surgical intensive care unit, with the goal of preventing the condition through nursing practice changes.