Mechanical Complications in Long-Term Feeding Tubes is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held from Apr 11, 2017 - Apr 11, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hours.
A quarter of a million hospitalized patients receive enteral nutrition annually, and an estimated 344,000 U.S. patients receive their nutrition via a tube at home. Enteral nutrition support can go awry if the mechanics of tube feedings aren't managed properly. This activity discusses the types of enteral access devices, proper care, and troubleshooting for mechanical complications of feeding tubes used in home care.
Goal and Learning Outcomes :
The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’ clinical knowledge about how to prevent and handle mechanical complications associated with long-term feeding tubes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• List common complications associated with long-term feeding tubes
• Plan strategies to prevent mechanical complications
• Describe nursing interventions to resolve mechanical complications
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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