Home enteral nutrition: Towards a standard of care

Leah Gramlich, Ryan T. Hurt, Jennifer Jin, Manpreet S. Mundi

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Abstract

The purpose of this overview is to make the case for the establishment and publication of standards for home enteral nutrition (HEN) therapy in adult patients who require a long-term alternative to oral feeding. Overviews can provide a broad and often comprehensive summation of a topic area and, as such, have value for those coming to a subject for the first time. It will provide a broad summation, background and rationale, review specific considerations unique to HEN (tubes, products and supplies) and we describe a recent audit of seven HEN programs which highlights tube and process related challenges. Based on the overview of the literature and our experience with the audit we propose a way forward for best home enteral nutrition care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1020
JournalNutrients
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 4 2018

Keywords

  • Enteral access devices
  • Home enteral nutrition
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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