This basic to intermediate course will build on existing knowledge and skills in the management of enteral tube feeding.
This basic to intermediate course will build on existing knowledge and skills in the management of enteral tube feeding. The course aims to enable confidence in everyday practice in adult enteral nutrition. The course is designed for participants who are newly qualified band 5 dietitians with less than 2 years experience or for those to whom enteral feeding is a new speciality.
- to list the indications for enteral nutrition
- to describe the different routes for enteral nutrition and justify when each is used in everyday practice bearing in mind contra-indications
- to predict and identify complications associated with each route of feeding so as to ensure safe practice
- to devise effective enteral feeding regimens taking into consideration of the different types of feeds and delivery methods.
- to evaluate the effectiveness of the provision of enteral feeding regimens by considering clinical chemistry, clinical condition, nutrient and fluid intakes, gastrointestinal function and anthropemetric data
- to identify well known drug nutrient interactions associated with enteral nutrition
- to identify and discuss ethical dilemmas associated with enteral nutrition