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2011-04-11 10:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center concluded that variations in the administration of nutrition support can have a significant impact on health outcomes and the overall cost of care for critically ill adult hospital patients. The study addresses the serious issue of provision of adequate nutrition in U.S. hospital settings and offers healthcare practitioners...

2011-02-04 09:21:00

"Be R.E.A.D.Y." Initiative Drives Awareness to Help Reduce Tube Feeding Errors in Kids FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), Nestle HealthCare Nutrition launched the "Be R.E.A.D.Y." safety initiative at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week this week to educate pediatric health care professionals on safe enteral (tube) feeding practices for hospitalized kids. Be R.E.A.D.Y. is...

2011-02-01 10:51:00

Experts determine that current formulas do not adequately meet the unique nutritional needs of these patients VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Nestle HealthCare Nutrition announced today the launch of PEPTAMEN® BARIATRIC Formula, a unique tube feeding formula specifically designed for the critically-ill obese patient. The announcement came at this week's American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Clinical Nutrition Week...

2010-05-03 14:57:00

New Fellows to Focus on Improving Medical Outcomes for Acute and Chronically Ill Patients FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle Nutrition Institute (NNI) today announced the recipients of the Enteral Nutrition fellowship. The inaugural class of six fellows will receive intensive training in nutrition therapy as an integral part of trauma, surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology and critical care specialties at some of the nation's leading medical centers. This new...

2010-04-13 15:01:11

A new consensus statement on adult malnutrition suggests classifying patients in three categories related to the cause of malnutrition, according to an international committee of nutrition researchers. This approach could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition. "Depending upon the criteria that are used, up to 50 percent of patients in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities have been estimated to be malnourished," said Gordon Jensen, professor and head of nutritional...

2010-02-08 10:39:00

'Be A.W.A.R.E.' Initiative Drives Awareness for Improving the Safety of Enteral Medication Delivery FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle HealthCare Nutrition today announced the launch of a new initiative to promote safer medication delivery through an enteral feeding tube in hospitals based on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations. The "Be A.W.A.R.E." campaign is designed to increase...

2009-12-08 11:06:00

Fellowships Will Advance Enteral Nutrition Therapy as a Necessary Component of Care For Acute and Chronically Ill Patients MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc. today announced the creation of a new Enteral Nutrition Fellowship Program designed to transform patient care by providing physicians specializing in trauma, surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology and critical care with intensive training in nutrition therapy at some of the...

2009-08-04 23:01:00

Unprecedented Collaboration Seeks to Prepare Physicians Dealing With Epidemic SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, ten professional societies have united to jointly develop an Obesity Medicine Physician Certification (OMPC) Examination. The 18-month process of establishing an examination was initiated by The Obesity Society in 2008 with an expected completion in March 2010. According to Dr. Robert Kushner, Chair of the OMPC Inter-Societal Steering...

2009-07-15 11:53:00

Recent Death of Infant in Madrid Brings Issue to Forefront SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), whose mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy, is saddened by the recent death of an infant in Madrid, Spain, who died when formula was given to him through an IV catheter and not through a feeding tube in his stomach. "This type of tube...

2009-02-03 05:00:00

"Be A.L.E.R.T." Initiative Complements New Tube-Feeding Best-Practice Recommendations NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to safety, Nestle HealthCare Nutrition and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, or A.S.P.E.N., today announced the launch of a new initiative to promote safe tube-feeding in hospitals. The "Be A.L.E.R.T." campaign is designed to raise awareness of key steps that should be taken in order to administer tube...


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