Real Food for Enteral Patients: What Nurses Need To Know

Real Food For Enteral Patients:

What Nurses Need to Know

Webinar and CE Contact Hour, New Dates Coming Soon

Diarrhea, constipation, GERD, nausea, vomiting, extended feeding times ….any nurse who has worked with enteral patients is all too familiar with these formula intolerance side effects. Over the past decade, there is a growing body of clinical support showing that real food diets through the tube can help alleviate these side effects. Join Kelly Sparks, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN, and Melissa Blandford MS, RD, LDN as they discuss how blended diets can improve enteral patient outcomes.

Learning Topics

  • Overview of Feeding Tubes and Enteral Nutrition
  • Common Causes of Enteral Intolerance
  • Current Research On Intolerance With Blenderized Diets
  • Review Intolerance Treatment Options and ASPEN Recommendations
  • Discuss Mechanisms of Blenderized Diets That May Improve Intolerance
  • Implementing and Administering Blenderized Diets


Melissa Blandford, MS, RD, LDN

Business Development Manager, Real Food Blends

Melissa came to Real Food Blends with more than two decades of experience working with home healthcare companies and with patients as a clinical dietitian.

Kelly Sparks, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN

Capital Nursing Education

Kelly Sparks has been a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse for over 25 years and a nurse for over 30. She has served on the board of directors of the Pacific Coast Region of the WOCN several times and is Secretary for the local Sacramento WOC nurse group. She currently works in private practice after recently retiring from Dignity Health.

Additional Webinars

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For People With Feeding Tubes.

Real Food Equals Real Nutrition

What Are Your Enteral Patients “Eating?”

A Blenderized Diet Example

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