Custom Blend TF Formula

Something that is coming up is custom blender formulas for tube fed kids and patient safety. Currently, families are providing their custom TF blend during the kids respite stay. A few of my concerns/questions are as follows:

  1. 1. Safety food
  2. a. is the food used safe/non-contaminated?
  3. 2. No recipe – I am concerned that we are administering these homemade formulas that we do not have any record of what is in them?
  4. 3. Disaster – what if something happens to a bottle? Do we need to know a backup formula that is acceptable to substitute?…

Any advice on policies/procedures in place at facilities would be greatly appreciated.

Amber Richmond, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian
Providence Child Center
Center for Medically Fragile Children

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