The daily dose of ProSource Plus Liquid Protein is based on the resident’s intake and individual needs as assessed by the dietitian or qualified healthcare provider. In general, however, two to four servings (30 mL each) per day are suggested. The amount of ProSource Plus Liquid Protein dispensed per serving can also be adjusted to meet individual needs; i.e., instead of 30 mL three times a day, 45 mL twice a day could be given.
For pressure injuries or surgical wounds with moderate to heavy drainage: A minimum of three to four servings (30 mL each) is suggested to help replace protein lost in the wound drainage.
For renal disease: Uremic malnutrition as seen in renal disease is associated with loss of appetite and nutrient malabsorption, with those on dialysis also experiencing protein loss during treatment. A minimum of 30 mL twice a day is suggested to enhance protein absorption with inflammation and to replace protein losses for those residents receiving dialysis (HD or PD).
For clear liquid diets: A minimum of three servings (30 mL each) a day is suggested.
Oral: Use ProSource Plus Liquid Protein as a med pass directly from the bottle (or packet) or add it to all types of beverages, soups, hot and cold foods, and purees. Saves nursing time, storage space, waste and kitchen labor. Unlike powdered protein supplements, it mixes easily into all liquids and moist foods.
Tube: Ideal for both open- and closed-tube feeding systems. Will not clog feeding tubes. Mix with 30 mL water. Stir until completely dissolved. Infuse via syringe down feeding tube. Flush tube with 15–30 mL water before and after administration.
Appropriate for NG-tube, G-tube and J-tube.