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Chapter 34: Enteral Nutrition Support: Determining the Best Way to Feed

Jessica Monczka, RD, LDN, CNSC

Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface


Chapter 34 Contents

Indications for EN
Inadequate Oral Intake
Airway Protection
Inadequate Intestinal Function
Contraindications to EN Support
Determining the Appropriate EN Route and Regimen
Site of Delivery: Gastric Versus Postpyloric
Route of Tube Placement: Nasoenteric Versus Semipermanent
Initiation and Advancement
Complications and Monitoring
Oral Motor Deficit
Refeeding Syndrome
Drug-Nutrient Interactions
Micronutrient Deficiency
EN Formula Selection
EN Formula Safety
Preparing for Home EN


Learning Objectives

1. Define indications for enteral nutrition support in infants and children.

2. Explain the options for the delivery of enteral nutrition including route of tube placement, site of feeding delivery, and schedule of feeding regimen, considering the benefits and risks of each option.

3. Identify complications associated with enteral nutrition, as well as monitoring parameters for tube-fed patients.


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