Infusion enteral nutrition
Eating by mouth is the preferred method and should be used whenever possible, but some patients may not be able to take any or enough food by mouth due to complications from cancer or cancer treatment. This may include patients with cancer of the head, neck, esophagus, or stomach. A patient may be fed using enteral nutrition (through a tube inserted into the stomach or intestine) or parenteral nutritioninfused into the bloodstream directly). The nutrients are delivered in formulas, liquids that contain water, protein, fats, carbohydrates,vitamins, and/or minerals. The content of the formula depends on the needs of the patient and the method of feeding.
Providence Infusion Pharmacy offers a welcome alternative to lengthy hospital stays for medically stable patients requiring injectable therapies. Our highly trained clinical pharmacists and registered infusion nurses work together with physicians to meet the individual needs of patients of all ages.