رعاية التغذيه المعويه عن طريق الامبوب

The number of patients receiving home enteral feeding has increased considerably in recent years. It is now estimated that more than twice as many patients receive enteral nutrition in the community compared with those in a hospital. Enteral feeding should be considered for malnourished patients or in those at risk of malnutrition who have a functional gastrointestinal tract but are unable to maintain an adequate or safe oral intake.Enteral nutrition is often used for children as well as for adults. Children may require enteral feeding for a wide range of underlying conditions, such as for malnutrition, for increased energy requirement (eg, cystic fibrosis), for metabolic disorders and also for children with neuromuscular disorders.Although it is often a life-saving manoeuvre, the patient’s quality of life may be adversely affected. The Facility’s healthcare professionals give high emphasis on home enteral nutrition, managing its general complications, and ensuring adequate nutrition has been met.