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Enteral Nutrition Support Newsletter | Summer 2014

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
08/12/14  11:34 PM PST
Enteral Nutrition Support Newsletter

Don’t miss the latest Enteral Nutrition Support Newsletter with important information from Shield HealthCare’s registered dietitians!

In this issue:

  • Feeding Tube Site Care 101: Stoma site problems are the most common complications associated with feeding tubes. Regular assessment of the site is the key to prevention!
  • Vitamin D and Your Skin: Your body uses UVB exposure from sunlight absorbed by your skin to make vitamin D. Could these factors be interfering with your body’s ability to make the vitamin D you need?
  • Nutrition for Pediatric Wound Healing: A new study out of Seattle Children’s Hospital suggests these guidelines to assess and manage the nutrition status of pediatric patients with complex wounds.
  • Caregiver Corner: National Preparedness Month: If you or a family member depends on a feeding pump for nutrition, make sure you’re prepared for anything with these important precautions.
  • What’s New At Shield? From incontinence-associated dermatitis to stoma site infections and pressure ulcers, Shield understands that skin issues are complex and affect overall health and well-being. Learn more about our NEW Skin Preservation campaign.
  • National Food Safety Education Month: Help keep your tube-fed patients healthy at home by following these safe practices for tube feeding and formula hang time.
  • Ask The RD: What should I do if my G-tube comes out?
  • And More!

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