Enteral Nutrition Support

Enteral therapy is also referred to as tube feedings.  There have been tremendous advances made in order to make this therapy an easier and acceptable form of nutritional support.  Both formulas and routes of administration have become more disease specific.

There are many forms of access from naso-gastric to skin level buttons.  The most common are:

  • Nasogastric tube
  • Nasoduodenal tube
  • Nasojejunal tube
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy
  • Percutaneous jejunostomy
  • Percutaneous gastrojejunostomy

Technology has enabled production of light-weight ambulatory enteral pumps which enable the individual to receive feedings during the day and overnight without total interruption of daily living.

RFC can provide all the nutrition and supplies for continued therapy

To optimize this therapy, RFC HealthCare Services will review supplies and medical food monthly.  We work with medical professionals to achieve best outcomes.  All supplies and medical food will be provided.  The supplies include:

  • Specialized formulas/Medical Foods
  • Enteral pumps- two pumps for dependant patients

All pumps are light weight and ambulatory, allowing the patient to maintain activities of daily living.

We provide access devices and supplies:  Applied Medical Technology (AMT), Kimberly-Clark Ballard’s Mic-Key, and Bard’s gastrostomy related products..

Medical conditions that may benefit from home enteral therapy:

  • Failure to Thrive
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Seizure Disorder requiring ketogenic diets
  • Chronic Gastritis secondary to food allergies
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Malabsorption: Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Short Bowel Syndrome,
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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