Enteral Nutrition Formulas at Mon Gen

Not every patient is able to get the nutrition they need from regular food. Some patients rely on enteral nutrition, or tube feeding, in order to meet their calorie, protein, and nutritional needs. Tube feedings can be short-term or long-term, ranging from a couple of days to over 4 weeks.  If you want to know about the types of patients who may be put on enteral nutrition, the different types and placements of the tube feedings, contraindications, benefits, and complications of enteral nutrition, check out this blog post by fellow intern Mary Rodavich : Enteral Nutrition

Mon Gen has 6 different formulas that can be used for enteral nutrition for different types of patients.  The specific formula chosen will vary depending on the patient’s disease state and their calorie and protein needs.  Here are the formulas Mon Gen uses:

Glucerna 1.0 Cal

Specialized Nutrition with Fiber

For abnormal glucose tolerance: patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes & for patients with abnormal glucose tolerance resulting from metabolic stress, such as illness, trauma, or infection

  • 1.0 Cal/mL
  • Protein (% Cal) 16.7
  • Carbohydrate (% Cal) 34.3
  • Fat (% Cal) 49.0

Jevity 1.0 Cal

 Complete, balanced nutrition with fiber for long-term tube feeding

  • 1.06 Cal/mL
  • Protein (% Cal) 16.7
  • Carbohydrate (% Cal) 16.7
  • Fat (% Cal) 29.0

Nepro with Carb Steady

Therapeutic nutrition specifically designed to help meet the nutritional needs of people on dialysis (stage 5 chronic kidney disease/CKD)

  • 1.8 Cal/mL
  • Protein (% Cal) 18
  • Carbohydrate (% Cal) 34
  • Fat (% Cal) 48

Promote with Fiber

 Very high-protein nutrition with fiber

Ideal for patients with low calorie and/or wound-healing needs and those at risk for protein-energy malnutrition or pressure ulcers.

  • 1.0 Cal/mL
  • Protein (% Cal) 25
  • Carbohydrate (% Cal) 50
  • Fat (% Cal) 25

Pulmocare

Therapeutic nutrition for people with COPD. High-calorie, low-carbohydrate formula designed to hlep reduce carbon dioxide production, which may be helpful for patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, or respiratory failure.

  • 1.5 Cal/mL
  • Protein (% Cal) 16.7
  • Carbohydrate (% Cal) 28.2
  • Fat (% Cal) 55.1

Vital AF 1.2 Cal

Therapeutic elemental nutrition with ingredients to help manage inflammation and to promote GI tolerance

  • 1.2 Cal/mL
  • Protein (% Cal) 25
  • Carbohydrate (% Cal) 36
  • Fat (% Cal) 39
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