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GI Function

A compromised gut can cause poor outcomes. GI dysfunction and intolerance can compromise patients’ comfort and outcomes, and result in calorie or protein malnutrition. Adequate nutrient provision is dependent on use of an enteral nutrition formula that is well-tolerated and absorbed.
 
GI disorders can cause nutritional challenges. Depending on the severity of the condition, intake and digestion of nutrients can be challenging. Whether a patient has impaired GI function from a chronic or acute condition, enteral feeding success is dependent on the formula being well-tolerated and absorbed.

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GI Function

A compromised gut can cause poor outcomes. GI dysfunction and intolerance can compromise patients’ comfort and outcomes, and result in calorie or protein malnutrition. Adequate nutrient provision is dependent on use of an enteral nutrition formula that is well-tolerated and absorbed.
 
GI disorders can cause nutritional challenges. Depending on the severity of the condition, intake and digestion of nutrients can be challenging. Whether a patient has impaired GI function from a chronic or acute condition, enteral feeding success is dependent on the formula being well-tolerated and absorbed.

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GI Function
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Objectives:
• Identify several key considerations when discharging a patient to the home or post-acute setting
• Explain appropriate type of documentation required for tube feeding coverage for the patient at home
• Describe the considerations for use of commercially prepared formula, including plant based and blenderized options, at home
• Identify potential challenges and solutions during the transition from legacy to ENFit® feeding tubes in the hospital and home setting

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In this presentation, a multidisciplinary panel consisting of a physician assistant specializing in pediatric neurological impairment and complex GI disorders, a dietitian specializing in adult home enteral nutrition support and a pediatric gastroenterologist address evidence and current experience with food-based tube feeding formulas for their patients receiving tube feeding.

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