The Trend to Blend: Real Food Tube Feeding

Program Date: 15 June 2018
Publication Date: June 2018
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0; Case Manager CE: 1.0

Watch a short video from Katherine Bennett, Clinical Dietitian, on this topic

Purpose:

In this course, you’ll discuss the growing trend and usage of the blenderized tube feeding diet; identify the risks and benefits; and discuss how clinicians can assure complete nutrition in this patient population.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the growing trend and usage of the blenderized tube feeding diet.
  • Identify the risks and benefits of a blenderized tube feeding diet.
  • Discuss how clinicians can assure complete nutrition in this patient population.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3040, 3050, 5440, 5450
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 10.2.1
  • Run Time: 40:43

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Katherine Bennett, RD, MPH, CLEC

Registered Clinical Dietitian

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, California, USA

Katherine Bennett is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Educator at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in CA. Katherine has over 15 years of experience in the field of pediatric nutrition. She excels in providing individualized nutrition care to infants, children and adolescents. Bennett’s main passion is to help caregivers use real food as part of their child’s tube feeding diet. She has initiated and provided support to hundreds of CHOC families on blenderized tube feeding diets. Bennett started CHCO’s first Blenderized Diet Support Group for patients and families. Bennett speaks at the local and national-level on blenderized tube feeding diets, and has recently co-authored a book chapter on blenderized tube feedings in the hospital setting.
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