What is Enteral Nutrition?
Enteral nutrition is a highly sophisticated process wherein patients with severe conditions are fed through an external tube. Depending upon the condition of the patient, enteral nutrition can be provided through tubes embedded into the nose, the stomach and the small intestine. These tubes are responsible for providing the body with all necessary proteins, fats, carbs, vitamins, minerals, and water. As such, enteral feeding is considered as a treatment for malnourished patients or those with inadequate oral functions. In most cases, enteral feeding is a life-saving maneuver and thus requires highly complicated devices for the procedure.
Feeding Systems and Equipment
At ActiveForever, there is a wide range of enteral accessories that have been designed to international standards, of length, material, and quality. Whether you are looking for products that can support short term feeding, long term administration, or requires jejunostomy / PEG placement, with feeding rate more than 30 mls/hr, here are the best products. For gastronomy procedures, the Feeding Tube Management System from Tube Pak is a highly recommended option. Apart from being highly specific, it comes with complete protection and can be adequately secured around the stomach of the patient. However, for patients requiring nasogastric tubes, products like Corflo Controller are designed to accept both luer and oral syringes and the braided design reduces stylet removal friction.
While most enteral procedures are administered in the hospitals, many patients are even allowed to undergo treatment in their homes. In this case, it is highly important for family members to know the procedures and what types of nutritional supplements can be used. A common nutritional supplement is the Nestle Peptamen 1.5 Ultrapak. This, with other products like the Nestle Impact Peptide 1.5, as advised by the doctor, can be a highly sought after item. At ActiveForever, you get the best products that are used by patients all over the world.