Preterm Infant (VLBW) Enteral Nutrition Guideline (2017-2020)

Preterm Infant (VLBW) Enteral Nutrition Guideline (2017-2020)

Welcome to the 2020 Preterm Infant (VLBW) Enteral Nutrition Practice Guideline site. The guideline information is divided into several sections:

  • Executive Summary - major recommendations and ratings by Nutrition Care Process category.
  • Guideline ntroduction - Overview; Scope, Methods, Implementation of the Guideline; Benefits and Harms of Implementing the Recommendations
  • Major Recommendations - Guideline recommendations with conditional statements and strength rating
  • Background Information and References - additional information

Use the links on the left to access the guideline material.

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General Information and Disclaimer
This nutrition practice guideline is meant to serve as  ageneral framework for handling clients with particular health problems. The indenpendent skill and judgement of the health care provider must always dictate treatment decisions.


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