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Advanced Medically Complex Feeding

Complex enteral feeding, complications, oral aversion (dysphagia), feeding safety, tube replacement.

  • 3 hr
  • 89 US dollars
  • Federal Way Campus

Class Breakdown

It’s not just about how to use a feeding pump. It’s also knowing why people are limited in their ability to eat orally and how we make choices on how to provide nutrition to those with dysphagia. POP QUIZ: • Anatomically, what is the primary site of nutrient absorption? • How and when do you replace a GTube? GJ tube? NG tube? ND tube? • What diagnoses contribute to oral dysphagia? • What are the risk factors for the development of stomal granulation tissue? • What determines the height of the Farrel bag? Why refeed gastric output? • What are safe flushing volumes in feeding tubes that end in the intestines and why? CLASSROOM TOPICS: • GI anatomy and pathophysiology • Stoma care and complications • Feeding tube types/differences/use/complications • Feeding tube replacement • Environment of care safety • Formula mixing • Complications of enteral feeding • Feeding progression SIMULATION LAB: • Simulation immersion to practice and show your enteral feeding skills

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

PARTICIPATION & ATTENDANCE: Please bring your own food and please do not attend a course if you have a fever and/or you are ill. Students are encouraged to use masks during course attendance. Mask use may be required based on Department of Health guidelines. Students will adhere to appropriate conduct that supports an effective and safe learning environment for all students and instructors present in the course. Any disruption in a positive learning environment could jeopardize course attendance without reimbursement. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are accepted up to 3 business days prior to the start of the course with a 100% reimbursement, up to 48 hours for 50% reimbursement, and no reimbursement for cancellations or no shows of less than or equal to 48 hours. If a student or employer can find a replacement for the paid course(s), this is acceptable without incurring extra fees, although the replacement student should be sure to meet the prerequisite requirements for each purchased course. AGREEMENT: By buying any of our courses, you agree to the participation and attendance policies. You also agree and understand the employer must determine final competency prior to deploying a caregiver to care for a patient independently. Courses completed at BreatheWell Inspiration do not convey certification or declaration of the student’s readiness to work independently with a client or family member.

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