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In the clinical setting, the dietitian's role in enteral nutrition management typically includes the creation of a nutrition care plan, recommendation for enteral access route, prescription of tube feeding formula, suggestions for nutrition monitoring, and evaluation of outcomes. Emerging responsibilities for advance practice RDNs include the placement of enteral feeding tubes, maintenance of enteral access devices, managing tube complications, monitoring adherence to prescribed tube feeding regimens, and troubleshooting enteral nutrition delivery problems. RDNs considering this expansion of scope of practice should consider steps to obtain facility approval, legislation/regulatory compliance, liability issues, establishing tube placement protocols/competencies and quality assurance/data monitoring for enteral nutrition management. This session will discuss strategies and feasibility for dietitians to facilitate enteral nutrition delivery and manage feeding tubes.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5440, 5450, 7140
- Summarize resources required for RDN placed feeding tubes, including protocols, competencies and quality improvement strategies.
- Describe approaches for maintaining enteral access devices and managing tube complications.
- Monitor adherence to prescribed tube feeding regimen and troubleshooting enteral nutrition delivery problems.
- Beth Hall, RD, CSO, LN
- Beth Taylor, DCN, AP-RD, CNSC, FCCM
- Mandy Corrigan, MPH, RD, CNSC, FAND
- Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC
Planned with the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Dietetic Practice Group