2021, Medcom-Trainex. 10 minutes. Advances in treatment and technology have made enteral feeding tubes common in a wide range of healthcare settings. As a result, familiarity with enteral feeding tubes and their use and care is a useful skill for all healthcare providers. This program looks at the various feeding tubes and their components, examining gastrostomy tubes, jejunal tubes, and nasogastric tubes.
2021, Medcom-Trainex. 8 minutes. This program focuses on administering formula and medication using the various types of tubes. It describes precautions to take when administering formula using enteral feeding tubes and shows three different methods of administering feeding-tube formulas: bolus feeding, intermittent feeding and continuous feeding. It explains four ways to verify tube placement and reviews the "five rights" of safe medication administration.
2021, Elsevier. 13 min. This program presents general guidelines and techniques for care and troubleshooting procedures for enteral feeding tubes. It teaches the step-by-step process for properly cleaning and maintaining different types of enteral feeding tubes and identifies signs of irritation or infection at the tube entry/exit site, showing how to address the problem. It illustrates how to flush feeding tubes and how to perform weekly maintenance on the balloon of a balloon gastrostomy tube and explains the steps in the Daily Maintenance Checklist. The program also considers troubleshooting of various problems that can occur with enteral feeding tubes, including patient distress, pain, tube leakage, dislodgment, and clogging of tubes.