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Nutritional support is the provision of nutrients to patients who cannot meet their nutritional requirements by intake of standard diets alone. Nutrients may be delivered enterally via oral nutrition supplements and feeding tubes, or parenterally using lines or catheters inserted directly into veins. Nutritional support techniques permit adequate nutrition delivery; however, their use should be considered only when likely to improve a patient’s outcomes.

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