Clinical Nurse Specialist, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Lauren Bruwer is an enthusiastic, self-directed Advanced Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist working in the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Lauren specializes in management of adult patients with enteral nutrition access devices. At the Cleveland Clinic she works with a team of nutrition support nurses to bring safe enteral access for patients in the hospital from the emergency room to the critical care units. Additionally, she sees patients in an outpatient Enteral Nutrition Clinic where she provides clinical expertise, and performs enteral device exchange, removal, and management for patients with enteral feeding tubes. She is a clinical leader who is passionate about patient safety and elevating clinical practice related to care of the patient with a feeding tube. A priority is ensuring enteral nutrition success and promoting of a healthy relationship between the patient and their feeding tube. A parallel priority is the dissemination of best practices related to enteral access devices and enteral nutrition.