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Caring for Enteral Tubes

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Enteral feeding is the delivery of liquid nutritional support through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract. It is used for people who are unable to meet their nutritional requirements through oral intake due to inadequate oral intake or a physical inability for oral intake.

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Enteral feeding is the delivery of liquid nutritional support through a tube inserted into the gastrointestinal tract. It is used for people who are unable to meet their nutritional requirements through oral intake. This may be because their oral intake is inadequate (e.g. poor appetite) or they are physically unable to intake orally in a safe way (e.g. dysphagia, reduced level of consciousness).

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03 Apr 2021
Great resource!
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Christine Wright
29 Jun 2020
Great stuff!
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Susma Gurung
14 Feb 2021
As a Care qorker, this topic was very important as information about these things can help provide better care to the patients.
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Pushpa Silwal
13 Jun 2021
This resource will help me to better understand regarding peg feeding.
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Deborah Purse
22 Jun 2020
This learning activity was well written, clear and concise. Easily understood.
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Louise Bennett
17 Jun 2020
This educational resource has been very helpful, as their are many patients on our ward that have impaired swallowing for many different reasons, therefore the management of their nutrition is to have enteral feeding.
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22 Jun 2020
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01 Apr 2021
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Lynn Hancock
29 Jun 2020
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