The nutritionist discusses with the patient alternatives to dietary intake and the use of oral nutritional supplements that may include enteral diets taken by mouth. These supplements include liquid formula diets as well as specific supplements (e.g., potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and vitamins). If during a trial period there is progressive improvement in intake or the patient meets the target, this process is continued. If the patient cannot meet the target or is clearly unable to progress toward it, then formal EN is started.
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