Development and evaluation of a home enteral nutrition team

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Authors: Dinenage, S., Gower, M., Van Wyk, J., Blamey, A., Ashbolt, K., Sutcliffe, M. and Green, S.M.

Journal: Nutrients

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 1607-1617

eISSN: 2072-6643

DOI: 10.3390/nu7031607

The organisation of services to support the increasing number of people receiving enteral tube feeding (ETF) at home varies across regions. There is evidence that multi-disciplinary primary care teams focussed on home enteral nutrition (HEN) can provide cost-effective care. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a HEN Team in one UK city. A HEN Team comprising dietetians, nurses and a speech and language therapist was developed with the aim of delivering a quality service for people with gastrostomy tubes living at home. Team objectives were set and an underpinning framework of organisation developed including a care pathway and a schedule of training. Impact on patient outcomes was assessed in a pre-post test evaluation design. Patients and carers reported improved support in managing their ETF. Cost savings were realised through: (1) prevention of hospital admission and related transport for ETF related issues; (2) effective management and reduction of waste of feed and thickener; (3) balloon gastrostomy tube replacement by the HEN Team in the patient's home, and optimisation of nutritional status. This service evaluation demonstrated that the establishment of a dedicated multi-professional HEN Team focussed on achievement of key objectives improved patient experience and, although calculation of cost savings were estimates, provided evidence of cost-effectiveness.

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Authors: Dinenage, S., Gower, M., Van Wyk, J., Blamey, A., Ashbolt, K., Sutcliffe, M. and Green, S.M.

Journal: Nutrients

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 1607-1617

eISSN: 2072-6643

DOI: 10.3390/nu7031607

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The organisation of services to support the increasing number of people receiving enteral tube feeding (ETF) at home varies across regions. There is evidence that multi-disciplinary primary care teams focussed on home enteral nutrition (HEN) can provide cost-effective care. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a HEN Team in one UK city. A HEN Team comprising dietetians, nurses and a speech and language therapist was developed with the aim of delivering a quality service for people with gastrostomy tubes living at home. Team objectives were set and an underpinning framework of organisation developed including a care pathway and a schedule of training. Impact on patient outcomes was assessed in a pre-post test evaluation design. Patients and carers reported improved support in managing their ETF. Cost savings were realised through: (1) prevention of hospital admission and related transport for ETF related issues; (2) effective management and reduction of waste of feed and thickener; (3) balloon gastrostomy tube replacement by the HEN Team in the patient’s home, and optimisation of nutritional status. This service evaluation demonstrated that the establishment of a dedicated multi-professional HEN Team focussed on achievement of key objectives improved patient experience and, although calculation of cost savings were estimates, provided evidence of cost-effectiveness.

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Authors: Dinenage, S., Gower, M., Van Wyk, J., Blamey, A., Ashbolt, K., Sutcliffe, M. and Green, S.M.

Journal: NUTRIENTS

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 1607-1617

ISSN: 2072-6643

DOI: 10.3390/nu7031607

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