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Clinical Services at Rush Nutrition Consultation Service
Program Description

The Nutrition Consultation Service (NCS) has been a part of Rush University Medical Center for over 20 years. The NCS team is comprised of clinicians from the Departments of Food and Nutrition, Pharmacy, Surgery, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine.

Our CNSD dietitians are experts in the areas of parenteral and enteral nutrition, medical and surgical intensive care, solid organ and stem cell transplant, and gastroenterology. The breadth and depth of the experience of our large and diverse faculty allows for optimal multidisciplinary care for patients.


Services Provided
  • Assess the nutrition status of critically ill patients utilizing appropriate anthropometric, laboratory and clinical data.
  • Create an evidence-based nutrition care plan assessing organ dysfunction and metabolic status.
  • Enteral and Parenteral nutrition therapy for patients with a compromised gastrointestinal tract.
  • Critically evaluate current research topics and papers related to nutrition support and lead discussion in rounds.
  • NCS provides an ICU nutrition support practicum, which is a unique training opportunity for dietitians interested in nutrition support, particularly in the intensive care setting. For more information on this program please the Visitor Program's Web site through Rush University.

Clinical Team

The Nutrition Consultation Service at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is staffed by a multidisciplinary nutrition support team consisting of registered dietitians and pharmacists. The team is codirected by a registered dietitian and a physician. Clinical staff are experienced in nutritional management of bone marrow transplant, surgical, gastroenterological and critically ill patients of all ages.





Contact Name
Food & Nutrition Services at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-7009
Contact E-mail
nutrition@rush.edu



LocationHours of Operation
Triangle Office Building
1700 W. Van Buren St., Suite 425
Chicago, IL 60612

For information about program hours or to schedule a consultation, call (312) 942-DIET.



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