Enteral Tube Feeding

Enteral tube feeding can be continuous, intermittent or overnight. The method chosen will depend on a number of factors and should be determined in conjunction with the management goals of the clinical team.

Once the regimen has been decided the type of enteral tube feed needs to be selected. The choice of feed should be individualised and based on the nutritional and fluid requirements. The approximate composition of UK generic feeds is outlined below. There are some small changes that relate to the different manufacturers and, where this is the case, information is presented as ranges.

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