The Enteral Nutrition Action Plan, A Low Health Literacy Self-Management Tool

April 13, 2023 12:15 pm

Presentation Summary

This Enteral Nutrition Action Plan is a multifaceted tool designed to be used with infants and children with pediatric feeding disorder, poor growth, failure to thrive, or requiring tube feeds. The plan incorporates low health literacy elements like pictograms and automation to reinforce best practices at home.

Learning Objective

To demonstrate a universal precautions approach to enhance knowledge transfer from medical teams to families managing children with pediatric feeding disorder and complex nutritional needs.


  • Major Patrick Reeves

    MAJ Patrick Reeves MD, FAAP

    Patrick Reeves graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelors in Biomedical sciences. During his time at Texas A&M, he completed 4 years in the Corps of Cadets and served as the Corps Commander his senior year. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his genLauren Fiechtnereral pediatrics residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. There he was awarded intern of the year in 2017 and was inducted to the house staff hall of fame upon graduation in 2019. Patrick has published more than 20 Pubmed cited articles, received 3 grant awards, developed 2 point-of-care medical applications, and created numerous clinical tools with the intent to improve patient care. His primary research focus is the development of medical education curricula and clinical point-of-care instruments to facilitate the care of children. He is a father of 2, consultant Peds gastroenterologist, and an Army physician.

    Financial Disclosures: Major Reeves receives a salary from the Brooke Army Medical Center. This work was prepared as part of the official duties of Dr. Reeves who is employed by the United States Department of Defense.

    Non-financial Disclosures: None.

    The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

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