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ASPEN Safe Practices for Enteral Nutrition Therapy.

Boullata JI; Carrera AL; Harvey L; Escuro AA; Hudson L; Mays A; McGinnis C; Wessel J; Bajpai S; Beebe ML; Kinn TJ; Klang MG; Lord L; Martin K; Pompeii-Wolfe C; Sullivan J; Wood A; Malone A; Guenter P.

Enteral nutrition is provided to patients in a variety of care settings, and errors in the enteral nutrition–use process may lead to safety hazards. Drawing from current evidence, these consensus guidelines recommend best practices to ensure safety of enteral nutrition, including a six-step standardized approach to administering eternal nutrition that involves independent double-checks and automation with forcing functions.