Hello, all. Welcome to my first post of 2013 -- just in time for the Vernal Equinox. Much as I love to blog, I've had to set aside this activity to create time and mental space for another series of workshops at which I'm a presenter.
As part of my preparation, I've been digging deep into the literature. (And yes, I'm still digging in the garden -- more on this soon). I've added new resources to my frequently used favourites and would like to share some of them with you now.
Enteral Nutrition (Tube Feeding)
Key references for guidelines, standards and safe practices
Bankhead R, Boullata J, Brantley S, Corkins M, Guenter P, Krenitsky J, Lyman B, Metheny NA, Mueller C, Robbins S, Wessel J and A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors. A.S.P.E.N. Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009;33:149-167.
Blackmer J. Artificial feeding post-stroke: A medical and ethical perspective. 2010. [Presentation slides in PDF format. Available for download from the Champlain Regional Stroke Network Web site]
Fluid & electrolyte balance
Home Tube Feeding
Brown PA, Quesada O, Scott F. Tube feeding using the bolus method. [Patient information fact card. ©2006 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2009.]
The OLEY Foundation - Founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence "Oley" Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that enriches the lives of patients dependent on home intravenous (parenteral ) and tube feeding (enteral ) through education, outreach, and networking. The Foundation also serves as a resource for consumer's families, clinicians and industry representatives, and other interested parties.
Coping Well with Home Enteral Nutrition: Words of Wisdom from Resilient Adult Consumers - The Utah Dietetic Association developed this self-help manual. “Resilient HEN consumers who participated in a research study provided the majority of the information and strategies. They offered suggestions and insights based on their personal experiences." This document is stored on Lucy's Real Food for the Tube, another site worth exploring.