Enteral Nutrition is prescribed for patients who are unable to maintain nutritional needs eating a typical diet. It can be a short term or long term therapy based on the patients clinical condition.
- May be taken orally or infused via a gastric tube
- Can be administered via bolus, gravity or infusion pump
- Labs typically not ordered
- Initiating therapy in the home is acceptable
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Aspiration Pneumonia