This webinar will explore enteral nutrition (EN) access and caring for enteral feeding tubes. The first part of the webinar will include education on the identification of medications that are incompatible with or may have potential negative interactions with EN that warrants the holding of EN. Concerns regarding the pharmacokinetics of different forms of medication and the use of pharmacologic agents to unclog feeding tubes will also be discussed. The second part of the webinar will focus on the different types of commonly placed enteral feeding tubes and considerations on the choice of formula and infusion rate to prevent complications. Both sessions will focus on practical tips using case-based scenarios and up-to-date research studies.
Assess three risk issues for medications which will present difficulties when administered via feeding tube.
Evaluate a feeding tube clog using the recommended procedures and processes and select remedies to restore flow.
Recognize and differentiate between types of enteral access and the key components of each
RD, LD, CNSC,
Home Infusion Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic, Independence, OH
MS, RPh, BCNSP, PhD,
Research Pharmacy, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY