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Travel Alert!

Because new travel restrictions prohibit bringing fluids on airplanes, HPEN consumers will need to do extra planning before hopping on their next flight. First, be sure you have a letter from your physician that states

  • what is HPN/HEN,
  • your need for HPN/HEN feedings,
  • why you need one or two days supply on your person in the plane, and
  • your need for any prescriptions/syringes you are bringing with you.

If you will be feeding onboard, the letter should indicate your need for calories or hydration in-flight.

Whenever possible, contact security at the airport ahead of time to get prior approval to carry your supplies on board. You may need to make special arrangements with your airline as well.

Be prepared to take a longer time than normal to get through security. Be prepared to show your equipment/supplies, and possibly your catheter site.

Last, but not least, come prepared with patience and a sense of humor. Airline security is a hassle, but it is in place to get you and fellow passengers safely to your destination.

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5/6/2017
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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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