ASPEN is pleased to announce a new training series focusing on enteral nutrition therapy safety. Enteral nutrition is an important therapeutic nutrition intervention used in adults, children and infants for a variety of indications. Appropriate use of this modality includes incorporating practices that maximize patient benefit while minimizing adverse events. In response to the recently developed ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Safety Consensus Recommendations, ASPEN has developed a training series to educate all members of the healthcare team who work with EN to optimize your knowledge base of safe EN.
Describe processes for procuring, selecting and preparing enteral formulas including closed system, powdered and blenderized formulas
Describe required elements of the EN label and labeling processes necessary to avoid errors
Outline the essential parameters to monitor in enterally fed patients to minimize and/or prevent complications
Summarize key criteria and factors to safely transition an enterally fed patient from one care setting to another