Enteral Nutrition Resources

Enteral Nutrition Care Pathway for Critically-Ill Adult Patients

This ASPEN pathway provides steps and resources for managing critically-ill adult patients requiring enteral nutrition (EN), starting at needs assessment through transition out of the ICU.

 

New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral Tube Location (NOVEL) Project  

The NOVEL Project was launched to address an important issue—what is the best practice to verify nasogastric (NG) feeding tube location in pediatrics? NG tube misplacement can cause serious harm and/or death to patients. X-rays can be used to verify proper tube placement, but with pediatric patients, NG tubes can be removed several times a day. The use of x-rays to verify every tube placement can overexpose these patients to radiation.