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Preparing Tube Feedings

Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001

Enteral nutrition provides your body with proper amounts of fluid and nutrients. The tube feeding is liquid food which provides proper amounts of carbohydrates, protein, fat, electrolytes, and vitamins.

You will need the following supplies:

  • _____ cans of _______________________________
  • _____ scoops of _____________________________
  • _____ ml water
  • Measuring cup

Preparing Tube Feedings

  1. Wipe the top of each can to remove any dust.
  2. Shake each can before opening.
  3. Keep open cans in the refrigerator and discard unused portions after 24 hours.