Nearly every dietitian utilizes and customizes tube feeding regimens during their careers; many do so on a daily basis. There's much more to tube feeding than formula and a rate. Expand your skill set and challenge yourself with our toolkit.
Included in the toolkit:
Power of Food: Exploring Blenderized Tube Feeding Formulas | 1 CPEU
As dietitians, we know the importance of good nutrition, eating a well-balanced diet, and relying on whole foods for essential nutrients. Why should this approach be any different just because an individual receives tube feeding? Blenderized, food-based formulas are growing in popularity because more "tubies" want to receive natural, wholesome nutrition.
Learning Needs Codes: 2020, 5000, 5440, 8040
Performance Indicators: 7.2.11, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.3
Tube Feeding in Long-Term Care | 0.5 CPEU
Enteral nutrition can be a little more rare in long-term care settings. Need to brush up your skills? Read through all of the need-to-know information on enteral nutrition, including indications for use, types of feeding tubes, types of formulas, and how to troubleshoot common complications. Then, apply your knowledge with a case study tailored to long-term care.
Learning Needs Codes: 3000, 4190, 5040, 5440
Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1
Trickle vs. Full-Volume Tube Feeding in the Critically Ill Patient | 1 CPEU
For critically ill patients, there is an ongoing debate whether or not nutrition support should be designed to meet a patient's heightened energy needs. On the one hand, these patients are in a state of catabolic illness with higher calorie and protein needs. However, some researchers contend that full-volume nutrition support can actually interfere with the body's own recovery efforts. We examine both sides of the debate so you can make an informed decision for your patients.
Learning Needs Codes: 3020, 5000, 5170, 5440
Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5
Tube Feeding and Vasoactive Agents | 1 CPEU
Feeding a critically ill patient can be a delicate matter. Safety is at the forefront when deciding if it is appropriate to begin nutrition support. Hypotension and treatment with vasopressors presents a major roadblock to enteral feeding. With that said, how cautious do we really need to be?
Learning Needs Codes: 3070, 5010, 5170, 5440
Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 10.2.5, 10.4.2