Gastrointestinal Access For Enteral Nutrition And Decompression

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

August 1, 2011

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

This document was written to be used as a practical guideline for the health care providers involved in creating and maintaining percutaneous gastroenteric access in adult patents, and covers the following topics: (i) patient selection, (ii) preprocedure evaluation, (iii) technical aspects of the procedures, and (iv) maintenance of the access. Quality assurance outcome measures for these processes, such as indications, success rates, and complication rates, are reported in this document.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Long term care, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Dietician nutritionist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D005762 - Gastroenterology


enteral nutrition, gastrointestinal

Source Citation

  1. Multidisciplinary Practical Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Access for Enteral Nutrition and Decompression From the Society of Interventional Radiology and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, With Endorsement by Canadian Interventional Radiological Association (CIRA) and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)

    Itkin, Maxim et al.
    Gastroenterology, Volume 141, Issue 2, 742 - 765