Blenderised tube feeding: Latest evidence & controversies

About the webinar:

The rising popularity of blenderised tube feeding (BTF) has stirred controversy within the healthcare profession due to concerns about adverse outcomes and its limitations for specific patient cohorts. In this webinar, Accredited Practising Dietitians Kate Dehlsen and Rachel Lindeback, will delve into the current evidence on common BTF complications, specifically tube blockages and food-borne illnesses. They’ll also explore the evidence for and against the use of BTF for jejunally fed patients and in clinical sub-specialty areas, including short bowel syndrome and critical care.


About the speakers:

Kate Dehlsen is a paediatric dietitian specialising in gastroenterology nutrition. She works at Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Specialist Centre in Randwick. Kate currently works as part of the Intestinal Failure Service at Sydney Children’s Hospital, supporting children on home parenteral nutrition. She has an interest in allergic gastrointestinal disorders, including cow’s milk protein intolerance, EoE, FPIES and functional GI disorders. Kate has several published research papers in the areas of blenderised tube feeding, pancreatitis, coeliac disease and exclusive enteral nutrition.





Rachel Lindeback is a senior Paediatric Dietitian and the Team Leader at St George Hospital in Kogarah, Sydney. Rachel has published research in Blended Tube Feeds, Nutrition in Neuromuscular Conditions and Diet Quality in children with renal disease, and has been involved in QI projects streamlining post operative gastrostomy insertion processes and managing outpatient dietetic services. She is particularly passionate about ensuring up to date, evidenced based care is provided to her patients in the most innovative, effective and resource efficient way possible.





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Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators6.2.3, 8.1.1, 8.1.4, 10.5.5