Does Artificial Feeding (aka Enteral Nutrition) Have a Place in Aged Care?

What is enteral nutrition or artificial feeding?
Enteral nutrition support refers to the introduction of a nutritionally complete liquid formula directly into the stomach or small intestine. The tube is specifically designed and often very narrow to allow for this.
This is usually considered for individuals who have difficulty eating or when eating alone does not meet their nutritional requirements. Enteral nutrition has been shown to be safe in most circumstances, cost effective, and compatible with the body’s normal processes. Read more »

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