This program covers the nutrition considerations in feeding tube placement, the anatomy of GT placement and other various access devices; and in a case study format reviews the most common complications seen at the tube site, in the home setting. This content will cover recommended interventions and prevention techniques for these complications. Finally, discussion will include what the home care clinician’s involvement can look like when making recommended interventions.
- Understand the anatomy of gastric tube (GT) placement.
- Identify three potential complications of GTs at home.
- Discuss the role of the home care clinician in identifying and managing complications of GTs.
Suggested Learning Codes: 5030/5380/5440/5450
Suggested Performance Indicators: 8.3.6