Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.
Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:
Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care
These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.
Chapter 9: Nutrition: Feeding a Patient, Fluid Balance and Nasogastric Feeding
Nutrition: Feeding a Patient, Fluid Balance and Nasogastric Feeding
The aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the principles of the procedure to pass a fine bore feeding tube and its aftercare, with reference to monitoring, potential complications and maintenance of hydration and nutrition.
- Discuss indications and contraindications to nasogastric feeding tube insertion
- Describe the correct procedure for fine bore nasogastric feeding tube insertion
- Identify the key issues surrounding management of the patient with a nasogastric feeding tube and enteral feed.
Introduction to the Skill and Explanation of its Importance
Enteral tube feeding (ETF) is used to feed patients who have an inadequate oral intake from food and/or oral nutritional supplements, or who cannot eat/drink [Page 116]safely ...