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ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook Second Edition [PRINT ONLY]
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ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook Second Edition [PRINT ONLY]

Publisher: ASPEN

Editors: Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN; Liesje Nieman Carney, RD, CSP, LDN; Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS; and Andrew Mays, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC

ISBN print: 978-1-889622-39-2

Copyright: 2019
Publication date: 6 Feb 2019

Pages: 465, Spiral bound
Figures: 27; Tables: 126  

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New! The updated ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook Second Edition contains the latest recommendations on safe practices, ENFit®, and new information on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of EN. It is a step-by-step, practical guide to caring for patients receiving EN therapy.


Doody's Review Service awarded it 5 stars, its highest rating, as an "Exceptional" medical title!


What’s New in the 2nd Edition of ASPEN’s Enteral Nutrition Handbook?

The first edition of the EN handbook was released in Feb 2010. Since then, ASPEN has developed numerous clinical guidelines, such as Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy, now incorporated in this book.



  • Chapter on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of enteral nutrition
  • Separate chapters on adult and pediatric/infant formulas
  • Illustrated information on use of ENFit® devices for tube feeding and enteral medication
  • Updated guidance on nutrition assessment (characteristics of malnutrition in adults and children)
  • Broadened information across the healthcare settings, eg, home care
  • Expanded coverage of the use of blenderized tube feedings
  • Best-practice tips (eg, patient discharge, patient education) based on ASPEN’s clinical guidelines and other resources


Why ASPEN recommends this resource

The handbook’s best practices format, multidisciplinary perspective, and training expertise offers something for everyone from the novice to the advanced practitioner. The clinician will find everything needed for positive patient outcomes in this user friendly “pocket guide” format, including:

            Step-by-step techniques
            Easy-to-follow clinical information
            Coverage of a wide variety of practical tools
            Advice on saving time while boosting quality of care
            Evidence-based, referenced content


Read the book review in Practical Gastro here.


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Corrections and Omissions


Page 202 Table 4-22 Selected Commercial Food-Based Enteral Formulas/Meals, in the Blenderized Tube Feedings section of Chapter 4: Enteral Formulas for Adult Patients  

Remove Kate Farms Standard Formula 1.0 and Kate Farms Peptide 1.5 from this table, these are not blenderized formulas.


Page 218 Table 5-1 Examples of General Purpose/Polymeric Enteral Formulas Marketed for Pediatric Patients Under column characteristics, add May be made with an animal or plant-based protein source Under product examples, add Pediatric Standard 1.2 (Kate Farms)

Page 221 Table 5-2 Examples of Semi-Elemental/Peptide-Based Formulas Marketed for Pediatric Patients Under column characteristics, add May contain plant-based protein Under product examples, add Pediatric Peptide 1.5 (Kate Farms)

Page 222 Line 9 After sodium caseinate add or plant-based protein.