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Clinical Network for Paediatric Tube Feeding

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Purpose of the Network

The New Zealand Clinical Network for Paediatric Tube Feeding was established in July 2015, to support optimal clinical management of children and infants receiving prolonged tube feeding and to promote progress toward normal oral feeding where clinically safe and functionally possible.

Mission Statement

Our aim, as a multidisciplinary clinical and consumer network, is to support optimal management of tube fed children. Our goal is for each child to reach their maximum potential for oral feeding. Find out more....

A quick guide to the resources that follow

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Information for Health Professionals  
Blenderised diet - Clinical Network Statement Blenderised diet assessment form The role of the multidisciplinary team
Information for Dietitians  
Evaluation of readiness from tube to oral feeding Strategies to optimise feed tolerance Pathway for determining nutritional support
Strategies for increasing oral nutritional intake Transitioning from tube to oral feeding  
Information for Speech Language Therapists  
 Adverse clinical signs    

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