Director of Technician Learning and Development Ethos Veterinary Health Woburn, Massachusetts
Research has shown patients suffering from many disease processes benefit from early nutritional support when they are unwilling to eat. Assisted feeding using nasogastric (NG) and nasoesophageal (NE) feeding tubes is an inexpensive method to provide the nutritional support that may benefit these patients. Nasogastric and nasoesophageal (NG and NE) tubes can be of benefit for a variety of hospitalized patients. This lecture will discuss when NG and NE tubes are indicated, their benefits, and management. How to place NG and NE tubes, including proper suturing techniques, calculating patient resting energy requirements, appropriate types of foods, and how to troubleshoot tubes will be explained.
Attendees will learn when a feeding tubes may be indicated, their benefits, and management.
How to place a variety of feeding tubes, with a focus on NE & NG tubes, including proper suturing techniques will be taught.
Attendees will learn to perform nutritional calculations needed for assisted feeding, appropriate types of foods to use, and how to troubleshoot feeding tubes.