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Home nutritional support 

Home nutritional support
Chapter:
Home nutritional support
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0014

Home enteral tube feeding (HETF) 106

Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) 108

Equipment supply is usually arranged through a home care company. Good communication between patient, family, and healthcare professionals is a prerequisite for effective discharge planning. The needs of the child and family must be clearly identified in order to prepare transfer from hospital to home. It is also essential that continuing care arrangements are in place with coordinated action from all involved (family, healthcare professionals, social services, education, voluntary bodies, etc.)....

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