Chapter 1: What is Enteral Feeding
The term “enteral” refers to artificial nutrition delivered in liquid form through a tube via a client’s stomach or intestines. Individuals may require enteral nutrition
when they cannot consume a diet by mouth but have retained the ability to digest in their gastrointestinal system. There are several reasons why enteral nutrition
is preferable to intravenous nutrition for those that have a functioning gut and require artificial nutrition on a long term basis. Reasons include the fact that feeding tubes are usually fairly easy to maintain, do not require IV access and are not as expensive as intravenous nutrition.
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