Enteral nutrition involves supplemental feeding through a tube, catheter or stoma. The goal is to deliver nutrients to a patient who may not otherwise be able to ingest food orally. Providing essential nutrients to a patient is vital to avoiding malnutrition, while supplying the necessary vitamins and minerals to aid in recovery. Enteral Nutrition generally refers to feeding through the gastrointestinal tract by a tube placed by a physician.
All nutritional needs can be met by tube feeding for those who cannot or are unable to maintain nutrient needs by consuming an oral diet. MedSupply offers tube feeding formulas to anyone requiring them specifically designed to meet 100% of nutrient needs. Please consult with a doctor or dietitian before deciding which formula you or your loved one should be on.