This presentation describes the evolution of blenderized tube feeding formulas, as well as the latest evidence to support the use of real food containing formulas to provide complete nutrition to patients with feeding tubes. Options surrounding the use of real food for people receiving tube feeding at home, including the use of commercially available real food tube feeding formulas is presented to assist healthcare professionals who work closely with patients looking for a more natural approach to their nutrition intake. Presented by Lisa Epp, RDN, LD, CNSC
1. Describe the evolution of blenderized tube feeding formulas.
2. Identify the literature related to the use of blenderized tube feeding.
3. Describe options for incorporating food into a home tube-feeding regimen. 4. Explain how to document medical necessity for benderized tube feedings.
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