Basics of Enteral Nutrition Support

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Basics of Enteral Nutrition Support

The purpose of this course is to provide the healthcare professional with an evidence based overview of enteral nutrition support. This course offers a thorough review of enteral access devices, feeding methods, enteral formulations, and long term feeding considerations. Author Bio: Nicolette Burzawa is a registered dietitian and a certified nutrition support clinician. She has 9 years of clinical experience and currently works at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She works in the the medical intensive care unit and is a dietitian on the nutrition support service providing both enteral and parenteral nutrition recommendations.


Special Notes

This course was created July 17, 2013.

About the Course

This course is intended for Registered Dieticians and Dietetic Technicians, and is not approved for nursing credit. This course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the benefits of and indications/contraindications for enteral feeding 2. Understand the access routes and delivery methods for enteral nutrition support 3. Distinguish the basic differences among tube feeding formulas 4. Identify monitoring parameters and possible complications for enteral nutrition

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