The goal of this program is to discuss enteral tubes and inform healthcare professionals regarding the procedure for administering feedings, medications and for performing maintenance of the enteral tube. The course provides the healthcare professional with the tools necessary to recognize various feeding methods, list methods to prevent clogging of tube, and identify issues that may compromise patient safety.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the purpose and rationale for placement of an enteral tube
- Describe the procedure for feeding and medication administration
- Describe site care and maintenance
- List the process for monitoring an enteral tube
This educational activity was developed for nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurse practitioners.
This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing and the Australia College of Nursing.