ASPEN Announces Publication of the Guidebook on Enteral Medication Administration

An essential resource for all clinicians caring for enteral nutrition patients. 
Includes more than 160 drug monographs. 
SILVER SPRING, Md., NOVEMBER 6, 2018 - Today, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) announced the publication of the Guidebook on Enteral Medication Administration, a critical resource for healthcare providers managing patients who receive medications through their feeding tubes.
“This Guidebook not only covers the foundational science that underpins enteral medication administration, but also includes specific recommendations for individual medications,” said Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN, senior director of clinical practice, quality and advocacy, ASPEN. “It pulls together available information from multiple sources into one easily accessible resource. It is the only book in the US focused on safe medication delivery via feeding tubes.” 
“With the ongoing ENFit® transition, all care providers need to know how to appropriately administer medications via feeding tubes. The easy-to-find information in the Guidebook can support clinicians to deliver medications safely.”
Edited by Dr. Joseph Boullata, the Guidebook will be a valuable resource to pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and physicians involved in managing enteral nutrition patients.
Part 1: Foundational Science
The first section covers enteral access devices, drug interactions with nutrition, foundational principles of drug solubility and bioavailability, and the most current recommendations for drug preparation and administration.
Part 2: Individual Drug Monographs
The second section contains more than 160 drug monographs that summarize pharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic data, review enteral administration and nutrition considerations, and include recommendations on how to prepare and administer each drug.
“A goal of mine has always been to help develop clinicians who are well grounded in science and clinical evidence, who can use this as a basis to form appropriate judgment in practice,” said Dr. Boullata. “It is my hope that this Guidebook will contribute toward that goal.”
Order Online
Available as a spiral-bound book or an eBook, the Guidebook on Enteral Medication Administration can be purchased through the ASPEN website.
About American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 6,500 members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education. For more information about ASPEN, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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