Home Care Enteral Feeding

Editor(s): H. Lochs, D.R. Thomas NNI Workshop Series vol. 10 , 2005

Summary

As clinical nutrition plays an increasing role in the management of patients at home – often for a much longer period than for a hospital stay – The topic ‘Home Care Enteral Feeding’ was chosen for this 10th Nestlé Nutrition Workshop of the Clinical and Performance Program, which took place in June 2004 in Potsdam, Germany.

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