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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


VARELA-REY, Iria et al. NEmecum: digital tool for assisting in the prescription and dispensing of enteral nutrition formulas and infant preparations. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2023, vol.40, n.5, pp.924-933.  Epub Feb 05, 2024. ISSN 1699-5198.


there is a wide variety of enteral nutrition and infant formulas preparations. When there is a need to find infomation on a product, only the infomation from industy is available. Comparison amomg products becomes then ardous.


to describe the development of NEmecum as the first website that allows a directed and independent search for enteral nutrition products and infant formulas, currently available in Spain, and to evaluate the initial use of NEmecum.


the structure of a database that unifies the parameters of all formulas was developed, and the nutritional composition of all formulas was analyzed. Subsequently, the main search algorithms were selected and the digital tool was codified. Intensive dissemination was performed and the impact was evaluated. The profile of users and registered centers and the use of the tool were analyzed, and its usability was evaluated using the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire.


a free-access responsive website ( that allows searches based on pre-established search filters was obtained. This tool allows for a detailed analysis available formulas in Spain by observing a wide variety of formulas with similar characteristics. The dissemination campaign managed to increase its use exponentially, currently reaching 1,370 users and 79 registered centers. Usability was rated as excellent.


the development of the NEmecum represents a valuable tool in the search and consultation of the characteristics of enteral nutrition formulas and infant preparations.

Keywords : NEmecum; Digital health; Responsive web; Enteral nutrition; Infant nutrition formulas.

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