ASPEN has developed Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy to share with clinicians, administrators, educators and researchers, the healthcare community, patients, and their caregivers for delivering EN in an effort to optimize enteral nutrition practices.
The specific topics covered in the recommendations include:
Assessment and Recommendations
Prescribing and Communicating the Enteral Nutrition Order
Review of the Enteral Nutrition Order
Procure, Select/Prepare, Label, and Dispense EN
Administration: EAD Patency
Medication Delivery via Enteral Access Devices
Complication Avoidance and Error Reporting
Monitoring and Reassessment
Transition of Care
Documentation and Quality Review Issues
Boullata JI, Long Carrera A, Harvey L, et al. ASPEN safe practices for enteral nutrition therapy. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017; 41(1):15 –103.