Many of the people you provide care to are older adults with multiple chronic conditions. The combination of multiple conditions may interfere with older adults’ chewing, swallowing, and digestive function. Individuals with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia may no longer know how to eat or swallow. These conditions create difficulty for maintaining a healthy nutritional status. This course discusses standard alternative feeding methods, such as intravenous therapy, enteral nutrition, and total parenteral nutrition. It also discusses the role of the direct care worker when caring for people who are receiving alternative feeding methods.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.5000 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2235656
This program is approved for 0.50 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 166812.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Peripheral IV Therapy
Section 3: Enteral Nutrition
Section 4: Total Parenteral Nutrition
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Jeanne Cares for Dara
Meet Mr. Kanumba
Section 5: Conclusion
Ed has 30 plus years of nursing experience with clinical roles in trauma, emergency, critical care, skilled nursing, behavioral health, occupational health, home care, and is a certified clinical nursing instructor in North Carolina. Ed served as Director of Nursing for rural emergency services and physician practices. Ed earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Ed retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 34 years served.
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