Purpose: The nursing assistant will gain a better understanding of the types, purpose, complications, and care of feeding tubes and a nursing assistant’s role in care of individuals with feeding tube. Objectives: 1. Name the general types of feeding tubes used in a health care setting; 2. List conditions that may require feeding tube use; 3. Describe complications of feeding tubes that may occur and when to report to the nurse; 4. Discuss the nursing assistants role in care of person’s with feeding tubes; 5. Explain safety precautions used in care of individuals with feeding tubes during, transfers, re-positioning, bathing and grooming. Continuing Education Credits: 0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 0.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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