Understanding Tube Feeding Care
Objectives: Explain why older adults may require tube feeding. Describe common types of tube feeding. Describe the procedures a nurse follows for delivering nutrition via feeding tube. Describe the procedure a nurse follows for caring for the gastrostomy site. Recognize common issues and complications that clients with feeding tubes may experience.
Description: In this class, you will learn how a nurse performs routine care for clients who require tube feeding, also known as enteral nutrition. You will learn why a client may require tube feeding, how a nurse performs maintenance activities, and the complications nurses look for while providing care. Note: does not endorse the performance of tube feeding care by unauthorized direct care workers. Only your nurse supervisor and agency administrator can assign these tasks. Please do not perform these tasks without their express consent and authorization.