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Enteral Feeding Tubes: A Guide for Nurses, Part 1: Tube Identification (with CE credit)

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
11/01/18  11:02 AM PST

This free course has already taken place. Contact your local Shield HealthCare representativeabout scheduling this course as an in-service in your facility.

Click here to find our current available course in our Healthcare Professionals Community.

0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Enteral Feeding Tubes: A Guide for Nurses, Part 1: Tube Identification.

Across most healthcare settings the use of enteral feeding tubes has become a common practice. This creates a high demand for healthcare providers to be familiar with and have useful skills for the variety of feeding tubes available. With advanced technology, the variety of feeding tube materials, designs and features has become complex. This course will help you identify feeding tubes and their components.

Learning Objectives

After completing this free online course, you should be able to:

  • Identify feeding tube components
  • Define and identify gastrostomy tubes
  • Define and identify jejunal tubes
  • Define and identify nasogastric feeding tubes

Who Should Take this Course

  • Nurses
  • Professional caregivers
  • Family caregivers
  • Individuals/Patients
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice agencies
  • Assisted living facilities

How to Start

Create an account at www.medcomrn.com/shieldhealthcare. Once you’ve logged in, you will see the course listed in the center of the page. Select the course to begin.

Upon completion you have the option to take the course post-test. A score of 80% or higher will qualify you for your certificate of completion which you can print for your records.

Once you’ve created an account, you can use that login to take all other Shield-U courses that will be released this year. A history of completed courses will be kept for your convenience in your account.

Continuing Education Credit

0.5 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit is provided by Medcom/Trainex, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation*, the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # 50-1285).


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