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Common Complications of Home Tube Feeding Webinar

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
08/31/15  1:38 PM PST
Home Tube Feeding

This webinar, Common Complications of Home Tube Feeding, has already taken place. You can find a recording of the webinar, the slides used in it and other helpful resources in this community article.

Getting the nutrition you need in the comfort of your own home is a major benefit of home tube feeding. There are some common issues, however, that may lead to costly hospital visits and reduced quality of life if not addressed properly. Being aware of common issues and knowing how to handle them are key to staying healthy at home.

This informative webinar will cover tips for recognizing, solving and preventing common complications associated with tube feeding at home, including:

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Skin Issues
  • Clogged Feeding Tube

The webinar will include a 30 minute discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with Amy.

ALCAbout the presenter:

Amy Long Carrera is Shield HealthCare’s Corporate Registered Dietitian and a board-certified nutrition support clinician with more than 10 years of clinical nutrition experience. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and her experience working with families of tube-fed adults and children.

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  1. Zarinah Francois
    Posted September 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm PDT

    G tube balloon filling, what’s a jtube? How is it different frome g tube? Micky button vs mini button. Please talk about The mini button new overnight feeding clamp to prevent accident disconnecting/spillage.

  2. Posted September 8, 2015 at 10:49 am PDT

    Hi there, thank you for your questions! I will cover the different types of tubes in the upcoming webinar. I probably wont mention the clamp in the webinar so I will address it here. The clamp works for some people to help prevent the feeding set from disconnecting from the feeding tube. Most people don’t need it because the connection stays attached without it. The clamp will not be needed when feeding tubes change in 2016 because the feeding set will twist on to the feeding port on your feeding tube. For more on the feeding tube changes please see the Community site article titled “New Timeline for ENFit Enteral Connectors.” Thank you!

  3. Misty
    Posted September 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm PDT

    I am unable to get the link to work for registering.

  4. Posted September 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm PDT

    Hi Misty,
    I’m sorry you’re having difficulty. Could you please describe what you’re experiencing? Here is the link to register for the Health Care Professionals session: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/344569718919875329, and here is the link to register for the Tube Feeding Community session: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5529687335116204801.
    Thank you!
    -Brooke, Shield HealthCare

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