Introduction to Enteral Feeding Tubes

Introduction to Enteral Feeding Tubes – Care and Maintenance

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 15 June 2022
Living with a feeding tube or caring for someone with a feeding tube, whether it be short or long-term is very confronting. Ensuring practical and reliable information is available to nurses, caregivers and dietitians and others in this space is important and it is intended that this programme provide that.

“Gain an understanding of the daily care and maintenance of the enteral feeding tube and stoma site”

Course Content

AVANOS Medical is pleased to present this education programme for nurses, dietitians and caregivers – an introduction to the care and maintenance of long-term gastrostomy feeding tubes.

By the end of the programme, the participant should be able to

  • Identify indications for enteral feeding
  • Identify long-term gastrostomy feeding tubes and their common components
  • Understand the importance of daily care and maintenance of the enteral feeding tube and stoma site
  • Understand possible complications and their management
  • Know where to go for further information and resources

AVANOS Medical manufactures medical devices for Digestive Health, Respiratory Health, Acute and Interventional Pain Management. Specifically in the Digestive Health space, AVANOS Medical is known and respected for its range of CORFLO* nasogastric and nasointestinal short-term feeding tubes and MIC* and MIC-KEY* feeding tubes for long-term gastric and jejunal feeding.

Living with a feeding tube or caring for someone with a feeding tube, whether it be short or long-term is very confronting. Ensuring practical and reliable information is available to nurses, caregivers and dietitians and others in this space is important and it is intended that this programme provide that.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the indications for enteral feeding
  • Gain an understanding of the daily care and maintenance of the enteral feeding tube and stoma site
  • Understand possible complications and their management
  • Identify long-term gastrostomy feeding tubes and their common components

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