Enteral Tube Feeding 101

Program Date: 20 January 2022
Publication Date: 20 January 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about enteral tube feeding and discuss various indications and contraindications for use; recognize types of enteral access devices; review classifications for enteral formulas; and differentiate between enteral feeding methods (bolus, intermittent, cyclic, and continuous).

Course Objectives:

• Define enteral tube feeding and discuss various indications and contraindications for use. 
• Recognize types of enteral access devices. 
• Review classifications for enteral formulas. 
• Differentiate between enteral feeding methods (bolus, intermittent, cyclic, and continuous).
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 8.1.2, 10.3.4
  • Run Time: 54

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Allison Krall, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian, 
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
Educational Program Development Consultant, 
Abbott Nutrition 
Columbus, OH USA
Allison has worked in the field of nutrition support for over 20 years. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and home nutrition support. Her areas of interest include oncology, critical care, malnutrition screening and diagnosis, and clinical nutrition education. She worked as the Lead Dietitian/Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Instructor at the Ohio State University prior to joining the ANHI team in 2021 where she led multiple continuous quality improvement projects in the clinical setting. Allison recently completed her Master’s of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with an emphasis on education.
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