Feeding Devices

bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-22 16:21


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Nasogastric TubePlastic tube inserted through a nostril that extends into the stomach.
Used for SHORT-TERM liquid feeding, medication administration, or to remove gas from stomach
Gastric TubeTube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen into the stomach.
Used for LONG-TERM feeding in the presence of difficulty with swallowing due to an anatomic or neurologic disorder ot to avoid the risk of aspiration
Jejunostomy TubeTube inserted through endoscopy into the jejunum via the abdominal wall.
Used for LONG-TERM feeding for patients that are unable to receive food by mouth
Intravenous SystemConsists of a sterile fluid source, a pump, a clamp, and a catheter to insert into a vein.
Can be used to infuse fluids, electrolytes, nutrients, and medication

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