Quite often, after surgery or problem in the food pipe, you cannot feed orally. Food is however still required for sustenance, nourishment and revitalization. In such a condition, enteral feeding is given. You can either be given bolus feed which has a connection to an opening at skin surface, or directly into the system through insertion. The food is in liquid form and comprises of proteins, carbohydrates, fat and marginal essences. This food is actually prepared in consultation with a dietician and is easily digestible. These are fed through pump sets and feeding tubes, which are quite flexible and soft at touch. The exterior of medical feeding tubes is often laced with propylene so it remains secure from external contamination. Care is taken so that the food doesn't spill into the system or pose other problems. A monitor is clamped to assess the feed rate and volume, arranged after suggestion by doctor. The accredited speed is 1 liter of food per minute, but you have to take into account the patient’s bearing power and capacity to take such medical feeding. You can modulate the rate, volume and duration. It is essential to get medical feeding equipment from reputed ports and stores so that you get guaranteed quality. Alarms should go on as soon as you make an error during connection or when the feeding needs to be stopped. The connection should be space-specific so the patient doesn't take it out accidentally. The feeding tube is generally flushed after the process for further use. Due care and monitoring is required during enteral feeding to ensure there is no obstruction in the pathway. You can resort to continual or intermittent feeding as the doctor suggests. The feeding bag should have clear graduations with small increments so you know you don’t overfeed. Quality materials are anti free-flow to avert that mishap. This process can be handled with some training and different visual flashes suggest different processes. This patient feeding arrangement is also utilized to counter malnourishment, typically with kids. The patient has to be prepared for the process, as there is some pain and discomfort involved during insertion. You can have enteral feeding through the nose as well. The pole clamp is generally detachable and that makes for easy storage. The battery should also be lithium and you should make sure they are fully charged during the process. In other words, there should be no obstruction once the process starts, or it can be problematic for the patient. There should be no involvement of latex and particulates and the patient should be secured from external contamination as this involves insertion. Patient feeding tube should be long enough and French-backed. The feeding equipment should be IV incompatible. These should be sterile and hold a 1 year warranty. This should be flexible enough not to meddle with other ambulatory processes. The feeding should be instantly stopped, if there is a breakage, leakage or spillage. The proximal spike that goes in should be silicone braced and well-tipped so as to offer low graft and less drag. The tube should not encounter any vacuum or impediment in the fluid pathway. Those suffering from advanced dysphagia or swallowing disorder also take succor from enteral feeding. It is your duty as a caregiver to cater to quality feeding products for the sake of patient betterment.
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