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Enteral Nutrition: Best Practices

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify best practices associated with delivering enteral feedings.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify two (2) methods for administration of enteral feedings.
  2. List three (3) potential complications of enteral nutrition.
  3. Identify three (3) guidelines for nursing care of the person receiving enteral feedings.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about caring for an individual receiving enteral feeding by passing a
quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois, Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt has had extensive experience in a variety
of health care settings, including as Staff Development Coordinator in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona.  She also worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of
Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska.  Prior to entering nursing education, Ms.
Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. Her work experience also includes staff and charge nurse positions in an
Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut.  Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

Enteral Feeding: Best Practices - Healthcare Academy
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Enteral Nutrition: Best Practices


Providing hydration, food, and medications must sometimes be given by alternative methods, such as enteral tubes.  This educational activity shares best practices for indications for enteral feedings, methods, and types of feedings.  Safety and infection control measures, care and maintenance of the feeding tubes and feeding solutions are also discussed.

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