Enteral feeding

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Enteral feeding

  1. 1. Enteral FeedingEnteral tube feeding is a method of maintaining or improvingnutritional status in patients unable to take sufficient nutritionorally Enteral Nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition because it is safer for the patient and has shown less risk of infection Enteral feeding products are supplied in ready to hang (RTH) bottles Feeding tubes require routine flushing of water to maintain tube patency and provide adequate hydration
  2. 2. Enteral Feeding (continued) The RTH bottles are used with the Kendall Proximal Spike Pump Set with 1000 ml Flush Bag Tubing and supplemental feeding products are changed q 24 hours• If feeding set is disconnected from feeding tube for a prolonged time, cover adapter with provided adapter cover to reduce risk of touch contamination• Bolus feedings and flushes may be programmed through the Kangaroo ePump• Check residual every 4-6 hours when continuous feedings are in use• Residual volumes in excess of 200 mls will be discarded and concern for the intolerance of feedings will be reported to the MD
  3. 3. Enteral Feeding (continued) If unable to use the RTH bottles, cans may be used The cans are used with the Kendall 1000ml pump set with 1000ml flush bag Only pour enough feeding into bag to last 8 hours Tubing is changed every 24 hours
  4. 4. Enteral Feeding (continued) Kangaroo ePump may be programmed for continuous or intermittent feedings When programming bolus feedings, the screen selection will show “Adjust Bolus” rather than “Adjust Feed” To change to this mode, select MORE from the main selection screen and select Intermittent Push “Done” two times with a small pause between When the screen returns to the primary screen, it should read “Adjust Bolus” Select “Adjust Bolus” and enter settings

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