Dr Rana Faisal Shahzad, Dr Arslan Saeed, Dr Samar Razia Maqsood Arif
Malnutrition (sometimes called undernutrition) is the state in which a deficiency either of total energy or of protein (or other nutrients) leads to a reduction in body cell mass and organ dysfunction. The main objective of the study is to find the analysis of preserving the quality of life and nutrition in the ICU. This observational study was conducted in Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi during January 2020 to June 2020. The data was collected from ICU department of the hospital. This is basically an observational study in which we observe the nutritional status of ICU patients for preserving the quality of life. The data was collected from ICU department of the hospital. In this ICU all types of patients is admitted e.g Injured, Surgery. Special attention should be given to electrolyte status. Any significant decrease in potassium, phosphorus, or magnesium may endanger the patient and should be corrected promptly, coupled with a decrease in energy intake by 50% for the subsequent few days. It is concluded that critically ill patients in the ICU are at significant risk for malnutrition. Feeding protocols not guided by an assessment of resting energy expenditure may result in under- or overfeeding.