Over the last year, since the inception of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), we have seen significant increased utilization of enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition products due to the use of ventilation in patients with COVID-19. Those requiring ventilations are not able to meet their nutrition needs by mouth and often require nutrition support. HNC continues to monitor the PHE and the health care supply network to ensure extreme disruptions to products and services do not occur. It is critical that authorities understand the role of nutrition for those with COVID-19 and to help make sure these patients have access to nutrition products they need.
Below are HNC comment letters related to COVID-19.