Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations

A.S.P.E.N. has developed The Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations to share with the multidisciplinary teams responsible for delivering EN including clinicians, administrators, educators and researchers, the healthcare community, patients, and their caregivers - in an effort to optimize enteral nutrition practices.


The specific topics covered in the recommendations include:

Ordering and Labeling of Enteral Nutrition

Enteral Formula (Medical Foods) and Infant Formula Regulation

Water and Enteral Formula Safety and Stability

Enteral Access

Enteral Nutrition Administration

Medication Administration

Monitoring Enteral Nutrition Administration


Bankhead R, Boullata J, Brantley S, Corkins M, Guenter P, Krenitsky J, Lyman B, Metheny NA, Mueller C, Robbins S, Wessel J; A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors. Enteral Nutrition Practice RecommendationsJPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009 Mar-Apr;33(2):122-67.