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foundations, enteral feedings

by: Brenna Notetaker

foundations, enteral feedings nurs 3370

Marketplace > East Carolina University > nurs 3370 > foundations enteral feedings
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Dr. Cherry

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test 2 material, enteral feedings
Dr. Cherry
Class Notes
nursing foundations, entereal feeding
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brenna Notetaker on Wednesday February 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to nurs 3370 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Cherry in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 15 views.


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Date Created: 02/03/16
Enteral access device Length of use Pros Cons Nasogastric tube NGT through the nose Shortterm use Easy to place variety of sizes available for patient comfort Not indicated if bleeding disorder nasalfacial fractures and certain esophageal disorders Orogastric tube through the mouth Shortterm use Lower incidence of sinusitis than NGTs Not tolerated for long periods of time in alert patients tube may damage teeth Nasoenteric tube generally thought of as a tube beyond the stomach Shortterm use Smaller diameter than NGTs and less patient discomfort may be used in delayed gastric emptying May be difficult to position smaller size tubes may make administration of some medications difficult and an infusion pump is needed Oroenteric tube postpyloric feeding tube Shortterm use Same as orogastric tubes Same as orogastric tubes Gastrostomy tube can be placed radiologically endoscopically or surgically Shortterm useLong term use Easily cared for and replaceable large size tube allow for bolus feeding and administration of medications Compared with oral and nasal route this technique is more invasive Jejunostomy tube can be placed radiologically endoscopically or surgically Longterm use Decreases the risk of food and uids passing into the lungs allows for early postoperative feeding Technically more dif cult to place smaller size tubes may make administration of some medications more difficult and an infusion pump is needed


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