Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Cards

Aim

To improve HEN care and communication between health professionals, via practical reference cards.

Benefits

Improved support for consumers accessing HEN services.

Summary

The nine HEN cards provide practical reference tools, written by health professionals for patients and carers.

Each card records information about the HEN care of individual patients. This information can be used as a quick reference guide by the patient and their carer(s).

They should be used with the NSW Health My Health Record book.

Background

The HEN cards include:

  1. HEN Nutrition plan
  2. Feeding plan
  3. HEN Equipment
  4. HEN Troubleshooting
  5. Feeding tube troubleshooting
  6. Feeding tube care and management
  7. Organising ongoing supplies
  8. Weight chart
  9. Growth chart.

The HEN cards have been translated into seven different languages. 

Partnerships

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Evaluation

Planned for 2016/17.

Further Details

The HEN cards are available on the ACI website:

http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/resources/nutrition

The My Health Record book is available free from NSW Health via the Better Health Centre:

http://internal.health.nsw.gov.au/communications/wps/print/bhc/bhc.html

 

Contact

Tanya Hazlewood
Network Manager - Nutrition
tanya.hazlewood@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4635

Chris Shipway
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
chris.shipway@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4603

Page Top | Added: 6 November 2013 | Last modified: 13 April 2015

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Contact:
Tanya Hazlewood
Network Manager - Nutrition
Email
02 9464 4635
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