Tube feeds are a type of liquid nutrition, used by adults and children who cannot meet their nutritional needs from food and/or nutritional drinks taken by mouth. For example, a patient may have a swallowing difficulty or a medical condition resulting in increased nutritional requirements. In these instances, tube feeds may be used to supplement the normal diet or used as a complete source of nutrition.
The type of tube feed that a healthcare professional advises is based on a patients specific nutritional needs and medical condition.
Abbott Nutrition has the widest range of tube feeds available in the safe feeding system known as the Ready-to-Hang (RTH) system, that meets the nutritional needs of patients in the hospital and the community.
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