Impact Advanced Recovery® Nutritional Supplement
What is Impact Advanced Recovery®?
This is a drink with nutrients that boost your
immune system. Each 6 oz. carton provides
18 grams of protein and 200 calories.
Why drink it?
Studies have shown that drinking this before
ξ Improves nutrition
ξ Shortens hospital stays
ξ Decreases chances of wound
ξ Helps the body heal after surgery
How do I drink it?
Drink 3 cartons a day for 5 days before
surgery. The clinic will give you 1 case (15
cartons) of Impact Advanced Recovery®.
Very important – you must:
ξ Drink all 15 of the cartons
ξ If you are taking laxatives the day
before surgery, you must still drink 3
cartons of this drink per day
ξ Do not drink Impact Advanced
Recovery® on the day of your
surgery since it may result in your
surgery being canceled or delayed.
ξ Do not drink if you have an allergy
to fish (not shellfish). It contains
Omega 3 fatty acids.
You will be given a booklet to record each
time you drink a carton. Enter the dates in
the booklet and check the boxes each time
you drink a carton.
If you do not care for the taste of this drink,
refer to the booklet for recipes. There are
many ways to improve the flavor of the
drink. This drink tastes better chilled. If
you are still having a hard time drinking the
shake after trying the recipes in the booklet,
please contact the nutrition clinic for
assistance. Contact information is provided
Can I drink Impact® if I have diabetes?
Yes, you still need to drink all 15 cartons.
Each carton has 15 grams of carbohydrate.
If you are a UW Health patient and have more questions please contact UW Health at one of the
phone numbers listed below. You can also visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/nutrition.
Nutrition clinics for UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s
Hospital (AFCH) can be reached at: (608) 890-5500.
Nutrition clinics for UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) can be reached at: (608) 287-2770.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 10/2016 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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