Consider the following question for formula selection: Does the patient have specific nutrient needs due to their condition?
High caloric requirements and/or fluid restriction - Select a more fluid restricted, energy dense formula
Surgical or trauma patients - Consider use of an immunomodulating formula
Persistent diarrhea - Consider use of a mixed fiber-containing formula
Suspected of malabsorption or lack of response to fiber - Consider a small-peptide formula
Renal impairment - Consider use of an electrolyte altered formula
If none of the above, consider use of a standard formula