Premier Infusion Care provides Enteral (tube feeding) therapy for patients whose structures that normally permit food to reach the small bowel are either diseased or nonfunctioning.

A tube is placed in the stomach (Gastrostomy tube/G-tube) or the intestinal tract below the stomach (J-tube). A tube may also be placed in the nose, and this is called a Nasogastric tube (NG tube). This allows patients to receive the necessary nutrition and water needed to maintain weight, hydration and strength.

Premier Infusion’s clinical pharmacy staff, in coordination with the patient’s caregiver, physician and home health provider will monitor each patient’s progress and will provide recommendations in the even the patient experiences complications such as weight gain/loss, gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, or any other complication.

3 Types of Feeding Methods

  • Syringe (bolus) feedings
  • Gravity feeding
  • Pump feeding
  • The physician, along with our pharmacy staff will determine what the best mode of therapy is for the specific patient’s situation in order to receive proper enteral nutrition at home.

    Diagnoses Requiring Enteral Nutrition

  • Inability to swallow appropriately (dysphagia) may result in aspiration of food into the lungs
  • Cancer of the esophagus or stomach may prohibit food from entering the gastrointestinal tract
  • Short bowel syndrome or malabsorption may result in prolonged nutrient loses
  • Burns, surgery, infection, trauma, or illness or a diagnosis of failure to thrive may increase caloric needs and can impair intake and retention of nutrients
  • Referral Line: 866.365.2525

    Have any questions about Premier’s Enteral Therapy Services? Contact us today.