Tips for Home Tube Feeding Safety

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Shield HealthCare
01/03/17  10:00 AM PST
home tube feeding safety

Patients going home on tube feeding need extra attention and care to prevent potential complications. Follow these safe practices for enteral nutrition therapy to ensure home tube feeding safety.

 

Reference: ASPEN Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy JPEN 2016

 

Having a Registered Dietitian on hand to assess and monitor your tube feeding is important for home tube feeding safety. Shield HealthCare Registered Dietitians keep patients healthy at home by providing education, training and troubleshooting on tube feeding and nutrition. As part of your health care team, they communicate directly with your doctor, nurse and other clinicians, helping to close the gap between hospital and home.

 

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