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About The App

This App was created by a dietitian to help other dietitians and health care providers quickly calculate enteral feedings.

This app allows dietitians, dietary professionals, or any other health care professional to easily compare tube feeding formulas. The app calculates the nutrition given based on the formula, the rate the formula is given, and how long the formula is given. Upon entering the rate and hours the formula is given, you can decide which formula would best meet the patient’s needs. You can also use this app to calculate bolus feedings by entering in the volume of a can/carton under the rate and the number of cans/cartons per day under hours/day.

This app will calculate all macronutrients and micronutrients for all formulas distributed by Abbott, Nestle, and Kate Farms.

You can also select a criterion and enter a goal. The options are calories/day, protein per day, free water/day, carbohydrates/day, and fat/day. Select the formula and number of hours per day the formula will be given. The app will then calculate the rate needed to meet that goal.

This app also lists the ingredients, technical data, usage data, formula features, nutritional applications, and precautions. This app should eliminate the need for health care professionals to carry the product guides for tube feeding formulas. Instead, you can have the information available at your fingertips on your phone.

This product guide is intended for use by healthcare professionals. At the time of publication, every effort was made to confirm that all product information was accurate. It is, however, subject to change. The most current information can always be obtained by referring to the package label or the vendor website. The contents of this product guide are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or clinical judgment.

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PalmaCal Tube Feeding Calculator App Tutorial

Palma Calculations App Tutorial

using the app

You can use this App to calculate how much nutrition a tube feeding formula is giving based on the rate and number of hours given.

From the Home Page, select Rate at the top of the page.

Select A Formula

You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.

Setting Favorites

You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.

You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.

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Enter In The Rate

Enter in the Rate the formula is given.

Hours per day

Enter in the number of hours per day the formula is given.

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Calculate

Select the Calculate button.

Results

See the Results by Rate.

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Result Details

Select the name of the formula to view Result Details including all nutritional data based on the total volume given per day.

Technical Data and Ingredients

You can also view Technical Data and the Formula Ingredients from this page.

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Using the App to Find the Rate Needed to Meet a Nutritional Goal

You can also use this App to find the rate needed to be given based on a nutritional goal.

From the Home Page, select Goals at the top of the page.

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Select a Formula

You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.

Setting Favorites

You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.

You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.

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Goal Selection

You can select a goal from the drop down list (Calories, Protein, Free Water, Carbohydrate, or Fat.

Goal Amount

Enter in the goal amount.

Hours per day

Enter in the number of hours per day the formula is given.

Calculate

Select the Calculate button.

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Results By Goal

View the Results per Goal.

The Results per Goal shows the Rate needed for the formula to meet the Nutritional Goal.

Result Details

Select the name of the formula to view Result Details including all nutritional data based on the total volume given per day.

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Technical Data and Ingredients

You can also view Technical Data and the Formula Ingredients from this page.

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Use This App To Calculate Bolus Feedings

You can use this App to calculate how much nutrition a tube feeding formula is giving based on the amount given at bolus feeding and the number of feedings per day. 

From the Home Page, select Rate at the top of the page.

Select a formula:

  • You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.
  • You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.
  • You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.

Under the Rate, enter in the number of mL or cc in one bolus feeding. (Example: If giving 1 can per bolus feeding, and 1 can has 250cc, enter in 250cc)

Under the Hours/Day, enter in the number of feedings per day.

Select the Calculate button.

Select the name of the formula to view Result Details including all nutritional data based on the total volume given per day.

  • You can also view Technical Data and the Formula Ingredients from this page.

 

You can also use this App to find the number of bolus feedings needed to be given based on a nutritional goal.

From the Home Page, select Goals at the top of the page.

Select a formula:

  • You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.
  • You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.
  • You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.

Select a Goal:

  • You can select a goal from the drop down list (Calories, Protein, Free Water, Carbohydrate, or Fat.

Enter in the goal amount.

Under Hours/Day: Enter the number 1. 

Select the Calculate button.

On the Result By Goal Page, divide the Total Volume by the amount given at each bolus feeding to give you the number of feedings needed per day. Round the number of feedings up to the nearest whole number for ease of administration. Use the Rate portion of the App to recalculate how much nutrition will be given using the amount given at bolus feeding and the number of feedings per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

App Questions:

Which tube feeding formulas are featured in this App Calculator?

This App features tube feeding formulas from Abbott, Nestle, and Kate Farms.

How do I start an account?

  • Open the App.
  • Select Sign Up With Google or Create Account.

How often is the formula information updated in the App?

The information in this App is updated when Abbott, Nestle, or Kate Farms updates or changes their formulas. The information is from their Product Guides or Websites.

How do I log into my account?

  • Once you have created an account, select “Log Into my Account”.
  • Type in your email and password. Select Login.

What if I forgot my password?

  • Select “Log Into My Account”.
  • Select “Forgot Password?”
  • Enter Email and select Submit.
  • An email will be sent to the email provided with an account reset code.
  • Enter in the account reset code and select a new password.

How do I use this App?

  • You can use this App to calculate how much nutrition a tube feeding formula is giving based on the rate and number of hours given.
    • From the Home Page, select Rate at the top of the page.
    • Select a formula:
    • You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.
    • You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.
    • You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.
    • Enter in the Rate the formula is given.
    • Enter in the number of hours per day the formula is given.
    • Select the Calculate button.
    • Select the name of the formula to view Result Details including all nutritional data based on the total volume given per day.
    • You can also view Technical Data and the Formula Ingredients from this page.
  •  You can also use this App to find the rate needed to be given based on a nutritional goal.
    • From the Home Page, select Goals at the top of the page.
      o Select a formula:
    • You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.
    • You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.
    • You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.
    • Select a Goal:
    • You can select a goal from the drop down list (Calories, Protein, Free Water, Carbohydrate, or Fat.
    • Enter in the goal amount.
      o Enter in the number of hours per day the formula is given.
    • Select the Calculate button.
    • Select the name of the formula to view Result Details including all nutritional data based on the total volume given per day.
    • You can also view Technical Data and the Formula Ingredients from this page.

How do I use this App to calculate bolus feedings?

  • You can use this App to calculate how much nutrition a tube feeding formula is giving based on the amount given at bolus feeding and the number of feedings per day.

  • From the Home Page, select Rate at the top of the page.

    • Select a formula:

      • You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.

      • You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.

      • Under the Rate, enter in the number of mL or cc in one bolus feeding. (Example: If giving 1 can per bolus feeding, and 1 can has 250cc, enter in 250cc)

        • Under the Hours/Day, enter in the number of feedings per day.

        • Select the Calculate button.

        • Select the name of the formula to view Result Details including all nutritional data based on the total volume given per day.

        • You can also view Technical Data and the Formula Ingredients from this page.

        • You can also use this App to find the number of bolus feedings needed to be given based on a nutritional goal.

        • From the Home Page, select Goals at the top of the page.

        • Select a formula:

        • You can select a formula from the drop down list or select a formula from your Favorites List.

        • You can set up the Favorites List by selecting Formula Listing at the bottom of your screen on the Home Page.

        • You can select as many formulas as you want to create your Favorites List.

        • Select a Goal:

        • You can select a goal from the drop down list (Calories, Protein, Free Water, Carbohydrate, or Fat.

        • Enter in the goal amount.

        • Under Hours/Day: Enter the number 1.

        • Select the Calculate button.

        •  On the Result By Goal Page, divide the Total Volume by the amount given at each bolus feeding to give you the number of feedings needed per day. Round the number of feedings up to the nearest whole number for ease of administration. Use the Rate portion of the App to recalculate how much nutrition will be given using the amount given at bolus feeding and the number of feedings per day.

How do I select formulas from just Abbott, Nestle or Kate Farms?

  • Select “Log Into My Account”.
  • Select “Forgot Password?”
  • Enter Email and select Submit.
  • An email will be sent to the email provided with an account reset code.
  • Enter in the account reset code and select a new password.

How do I view the Formula Details?

  • Select “Log Into My Account”.
  • Select “Forgot Password?”
  • Enter Email and select Submit.
  • An email will be sent to the email provided with an account reset code.
  • Enter in the account reset code and select a new password.

How long is the free trial?

 The free trial is 7 days.

Account Questions:

How can I edit my user name?

Log into your account. Select Profile. Select Edit at the top right corner.

How can I manage my account membership?

Log into your account. Select Profile. Select Manage Membership.

How do I know when my membership will be renewed?

Log into your account. Select Profile. Select Manage Membership. The Plan Renewal Date is displayed under the plan you have selected.

How do I contact support?

Log into your account. Select Profile. Select Contact Support.

Marissa

About The Founder

Palma Calculations, LLC was founded by Marissa Abshire Palma, JD, RDN, LD. Marissa has a Bachelors of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law, and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Marissa completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Houston.

Marissa is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian in Texas.

Marissa has been the Director of Corporate Development and In House Counsel for Abshire Dietary Consultants, LLC for over 8 years. Marissa has experience as a dietitian consultant for long term care facilities.

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