VASPEN Nutrition Support Update 2018

VASPEN18-10 - Don’t feed the fistulas! Nursing & Nutritional Considerations for Enterocutaeous Fistulas

Oct 13, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Oct 13, 2018 3:30pm



  • Discuss the new ASPEN-FELANPE guidelines for nutrition support of patients with ECFs
  • Describe the three pouching techniques to manage fistula output
  • Discuss the etiology, presentation, and progression of an enterocutaneous fistula


  • R. Patrick Alridge, BA, RN, CWON, Certified Wound and Ostomy RN, Center for Human Nutrition and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Linda Creasy, RD, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Supervisor, VCU Health System

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