Infection control issues of enteral feeding systems

Nedra Denease Marion, Mark Edmund Rupp

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Abstract

Enteral feeding systems provide a mechanism for nutritional support for patients who may be unable to tolerate oral dietary sustenance. This review takes into account recent infection control issues relating to enteral feeding systems. The review is organized into the following areas of emphasis: infections associated with enteral tube feeding, the stability and contamination of enteral tube feeding, the risk: benefit analysis of enteral tube feeding, and the protective effects of enteral tube feeding. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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