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Enteral Feeding Tubes: A Guide for Nurses, Part 3: Daily Care and Troubleshooting (with CE credit)

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
01/14/19  9:50 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 3: Daily Care and Troubleshooting.

Enteral feeding tubes are commonly used across many healthcare settings. As a result, it is useful for healthcare providers to be familiar with the use and care of feeding tubes. This course will discuss troubleshooting procedures and how to care for enteral feeding tubes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • List the steps required to properly clean and maintain various types of enteral feeding tubes
  • Identify and address signs of irritation or infection at the tube entry/exit site
  • List steps required to flush feeding tubes
  • Describe how to perform weekly maintenance on the balloon of a balloon gastrostomy tube
  • List the steps in the daily maintenance checklist
  • Describe troubleshooting of various problems that can occur with enteral feeding tubes, including patient distress, pain, tube leakage, dislodgement, and clogging of 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.

Create an Account & Start the Course

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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