Which statement about the composition of enteral nutrition (EN) is correct?
a. Carbohydrates account for 49% to 53% of calories.
b. Carbohydrates account for 72% to 80% of calories.
c. The typical caloric goal is 10 to 18 kcal/kg/day.
d. The typical caloric goal is 5 to 12 kcal/kg/day.
Answer to Quiz Time: a. With most EN regimens, carbohydrate delivery accounts for 49% to 53% of calories. Usually, the EN delivery rate is calculated using a caloric goal of 18 to 25 kcal/kg/day.
Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Supplemental nutrition in hospitalized patients with diabetes.”