The work of our CHFT dietitians has been published!
Back in 2017, Lisa Green (Clinical Lead Community Dietitian); Lindsay Carnie and Sarah Topen (Macmillan Team Dietitians) participated in a large scale, multi-centre audit looking into Bolus feeding in enterally-fed adults in the UK.
There was previously limited data on the subject and the results have helped to identify current best practice and to give dietitians a better understanding of patients’ needs.
Lisa has had first hand experience of seeing the results on display at a nutrition event at the British Society of Medicine in London earlier this year.
“I was so proud to see our work on display. As an organisation, we provided a lot of data for the study. Seeing our names in print felt really good.
"The results of this work has also helped new innovations in enteral feeding equipment. Lisa, says: “One patient had devised their own system for bolus feeding. This involved a 10 denier stocking being used to suspend the feeding bottle from a drip stand!
"It is great to see that companies have taken note of patient feedback and there is now a range of specialist enteral equipment available for the sole purpose of Bolus feeding. Bolus feeding makes a big difference to patients in helping them to keep to a normal routine, even when relying on enteral feeding for all of their nutrition."
The Bolus feeding audit has been published this week! Well done CHFT Dietitians!