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Nutrients 2018, 10(8), 1020; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10081020

Home Enteral Nutrition: Towards a Standard of Care

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Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada
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Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
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Received: 26 June 2018 / Revised: 17 July 2018 / Accepted: 27 July 2018 / Published: 4 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Enteral Nutrition)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: home enteral nutrition; standards; enteral access devices home enteral nutrition; standards; enteral access devices
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Gramlich, L.; Hurt, R.T.; Jin, J.; Mundi, M.S. Home Enteral Nutrition: Towards a Standard of Care. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1020.

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