Nutrition support for a fuller, richer life

Patients receive special nutrition either through a needle or catheter to their veins, or through a feeding tube into their stomach. These ways of delivering nutrition are called either parenteral nutrition (through the veins) or enteral nutrition (through a feeding tube).

We provide this service for those being cared for at home, in senior living facilities, or where individuals are receiving rehabilitation. Our nutrition care provides adequate energy and protein to meet hypermetabolic demands, decrease catabolism and prevent protein and calorie malnutrition. This increases patients’ ability to combat infection and accelerates wound healing.

We provide all lab work directly to the patient's physician each morning, saving time and phone calls for patients and caregivers.

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  • Diabetes
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Renal disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cancer
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pre and post-transplant

Nutrition Management Team

Our staff is involved in research to increase knowledge about clinical nutrition and metabolism, and educates patients, families and caregivers about parenteral and enteral nutritional care. On-call clinicians have round-the-clock access to patient data and medical records, which enables them to make immediate decisions rather than wait until business hours. Additionally, pharmacists have direct access to patients' lab reports, radiology reports and surgical reports, allowing them immediate understanding of the patient's condition.

Local pharmacists and nurses are available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Our staff collaborates with the Barnes-Jewish Hospital support team, BJC Nutritional Counseling Services and the BJC Diabetic Education Center.

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  • Medical director
  • Registered nurses
  • Registered and licensed dietitians certified in nutrition support
  • Licensed pharmacists