Fact sheetDiet specifications

Published on 1 Nov 2011


Parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral diet

This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.

Aim

To ensure no food is supplied to patients receiving enteral and parenteral feeding concurrently

Characteristics

No food or beverages supplied.

Indications

Patients receiving complete nutritional support from enteral and parenteral feeding.

Nutritional adequacy

Not applicable.

Precautions

No water jug to be left at bedside.

Paediatrics

Suitable for use in paediatrics.

Specific menu planning guidelines

Allowed Not allowed
Hot main dishesNone-
Sauces, graviesNone -
Starchy vegetables / pasta / riceNone -
VegetablesNone-
SoupsNone-
SandwichesNone-
Salads, dressingsNone-
Breads, cerealsNone -
SpreadsNone-
Hot breakfast choicesNone -
FruitNone 
YoghurtNone-
DessertsNone-
Milk and cheeseNone -
BeveragesNone-
BiscuitsNone-
MiscellaneousEnteral and parenteral feeding support only -

References

  1. Dietitians Association of Australia. Nutrition manual. 8th ed. Canberra: DAA; 2009.
  2. American Dietetic Association. Nutrition care manual. Chicago: ADA; 2009.
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