Enteral Feeding: Indications, Complications, and Nursing Care

Enteral Feeding: Indications, Complications, and Nursing Care

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 01/01/2020
Location: Online


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Overview

Enteral Feedings deliver nourishment through a tube directly into the GI tract. They’re ordered for patients with a functioning GI tract who can’t ingest enough nutrition orally to meet their needs. The feeding tube may stay in place as briefly as a few days or permanently, until the patient’s death.

This article discusses types of enteral feeding tubes, methods, and formulas. It also reviews enteral feeding complications and describes related nursing care.

Key Learning Outcomes

  
  1. Compare types of enteral feeding delivery methods.
  2. Describe complications of enteral feeding.
  3. Discuss the nursing care of patients receiving enteral feeding.

Presented By

  

Amanda Houston, MSN, MHA, RN
Houston is a professional development education specialist at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Paul Fuldauer, RD, LDN
Fuldauer is a clinical nutritional coordinator.

The authors work at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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