Enteral Nutrition Resources

General Enteral Nutrition Resources  |  Enteral Nutrition Resources for Specific Patient Populations

Enteral Access Devices and Connectors  |  Enteral Nutrition Product Shortages

General Enteral Nutrition Resources

Overview of Enteral Nutrition 

  • What is Enteral Nutrition? (English), (Spanish
  • Book: ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Handbook Second Edition 2019
    This handbook contains recommendations on safe practices, ENFit®, and information on preparation, labeling, and dispensing of EN. It is a step-by-step, practical guide to caring for patients receiving EN therapy.

Indications for Enteral Nutrition

Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition

Enteral Nutrition Reimbursement

Medication Use with Enteral Nutrition and Enteral Access Devices

Enteral Nutrition Modalities
Blenderized Tube Feeding

Nutritional Beverages

Oral Nutrition Supplements

Plant Based Protein

External Resources: In addition to the ASPEN resources above, the ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Committee has compiled these helpful external resources for both clinicians and consumers. ASPEN does not endorse any brand of product nor are these listings a substitute for medical or other professional advice and should not be taken as such. 

Enteral Nutrition Resources for Specific Patient Populations

*Presented alphabetically

Aging Population


Patients with Cancer

Critically Ill Patients
Adult Patients

  • ASPEN EN Care Pathway2018
    This 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.    

Neonatal Patients

Enteral Access Devices and Connectors

Enteral Access Device Placement and Verification

Enteral Access Device Connectors

Enteral Access Device Transitions

EN Product Shortages

  • EN Product Shortage News: ASPEN maintains communications with EN product manufacturers, other professional healthcare organizations, and clinicians to stay up to date on the status of EN product shortages. This page provides the latest news on EN shortages and is continually updated as ASPEN learns of new or resolving shortages.
  • EN Product Shortage Resources: ASPEN provides other helpful resources related to EN product shortages.