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. Safety food
- a. is the food used safe/non-contaminated?
- 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?
- 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
Providence Child Center
Center for Medically Fragile Children
Posted by Amber @ Providence Child Center – 2 replies