ANZICS CTG Endorsed Study


Nutrition practice in critically ill adults – an observational study

Study Description

To determine the role of nutrition in recovery from critical illness, current practice must first be understood. However, no benchmarking process currently exists for nutrition practice during critical illness. This vital gap requires addressing.

Previously, the International Nutrition Survey (INS) provided a national and international benchmarking opportunity for nutrition during critical illness(1). Conducted 5 times between 2007 and 2014, the information from this survey provided participating sites with data about their nutrition practice and informed the wider community about practices in the area. This process ceased in 2014 and was changed into a registry based randomised controlled trial(2). Moreover, no nutrition benchmarking has ever been performed in the post-ICU period of critical illness, and while relatively unexplored, this may be a crucial time for nutritional rehabilitation.

Management Committee

Dr Emma Ridley (CI), Dr Kate Ainscough, Prof Michael Bailey, Ms Rebecca Baskett, Ms Allison Bone, Dr Lewis Campbell, Ms Eleanor Capel,Dr Lee-anne Chapple, Dr Andrew Cheng, Ms Kathryn Collins, A/Prof Adam Deane, Dr Ra’eesa Doola, Dr Suzie Ferrie, Ms Kate Fetterplace,  Ms Eileen Gilder, Dr Alisa Higgins, Prof Carol Hodgson, Ms Victoria King,Prof Andrea Marshall, Prof Alistair Nichol, Prof Sandra Peake, Dr Mahesh Ramanan, Ms Michelle Stevenson, Prof Andrew Udy, Ms Patricia Williams, Ms Jacinta Winderlich, Dr Paul Young

Administering Institution


Sample Size

413 patients


Fresenius Kabi Australia, Nutricia Australia


CTG2021-06, ACTRN12620001025921


Emma Ridley (email)