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Enteral Nutrition Skills Lab (SU36)

Sunday, March 3 • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

In Person

Managing the placement, care and monitoring of long-term enteral access devices can be challenging. Clinicians often have limited experiences in the important aspects of enteral access devices. This session addresses knowledge gaps through hands-on demonstrations of various devices and placement methods, discussions of device care and management, and the presentation of methods to minimize complications.


  1. Describe strategies to overcome challenges during ENFit conversion and enteral nutrition (EN) shortages.
  2. Define the difference between ENFit and non-ENFit devices and how they can impact patient safety. 
  3. Manage challenging enteral access scenarios and feeding tube complications.
  4. Develop a practical approach to manage tube feeding intolerance.

Training the Clinician Before, During and After ENFit Conversion
Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Advanced Practice II Dietitian, Center for Human Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Lauren Bruwer, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Engaging the Supply Chain Management to Navigate ENFit Transition and EN Shortages
Michael Fahey, Category Manager, Supply Chain Management, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Berri Burns, MEd, RD, LD, CNSC, Advanced Practice II Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic Home Infusion Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

ENFit Overview, Tips, and Tricks for the Home EN Patient
Cynthia Reddick, RD, CNSC, Member, Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA); Home Tube Feeding Expert, Educator, and Strategist, Sacramento, CA

Ben Davis, Executive Director, Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA), Woodstock, GA

Gail Gewirtz, MS, RDN, Member, ENFit Conversion Committee, Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA); President and Founder, Nutritionday in the US, Northbrook, IL

Creative Solutions for Difficult Enteral Access
Edwin McDonald, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Adult Clinical Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

Tube Feeding Intolerance: Steps to Take When A Patient Does Not Tolerate the Recommended Formula
Christina Fasulo, MS, RD, CNSC, Senior GI Dietitian, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

Recognition and Management of Feeding Tube Complications
Shirley Paski, MD, CNSC, Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Lindsey Russell, MD, MSc, CNSC, FRCPC, Associate Staff and Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

CE Credit: 2 hours
Level: Basic/Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-046-L99-P