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Enteral Nutrition Treatment Information
Our enteral nutrition services include:
- Assessment. Our dietitians make sure that your enteral nutrition plan helps you thrive. We assess whether your treatment schedule provides the correct levels of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fat, protein and fluids and whether you are able to follow the plan. If you have recently been in the hospital, we look at physician and dietitian notes from your stay as we evaluate your current nutrition status and needs. Working closely with your physician, we follow up with you regularly and recommend changes to your formula or schedule if necessary.
- Education. Our experienced team teaches you how to use your feeding tube and other equipment and supplies. We show you how to clean the items and resolve simple problems that arise. Additionally, our experts explain how to avoid infections at your feeding tube site and recognize them if they occur. Our nurses visit as necessary, but we can handle many follow-up needs by telephone.
- Nutrition services. No matter where you are in Indiana, our customer service representatives make sure you always have the liquid food and other supplies you need for enteral nutrition. We order any type of formula your physician requests. You receive a delivery once a month and we call a week in advance to let you know when to expect it. Our team gets to know you and your specific needs. A staff member is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with any tube feeding problems.
Enteral Nutrition Support Services
More information on enteral nutrition is available from these organizations:
A Sampling of Enteral Nutrition Support Services
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
This professional association provides a patient-friendly overview of enteral nutrition.
The Oley Foundation
This nonprofit group’s mission is to use education, outreach and networking to enrich the lives of people who need tube or intravenous feeding.
Enteral Nutrition Request a Consultation
Call 317.962.4600 to ask about IU Health home enteral nutrition or to speak with one of our dietitians. Or fill out the contact form below for a team member to follow up with you within the next 48 hours.