Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss an educational intervention focused on improving nurses’ knowledge of the care and maintenance of long-term feeding tubes.
Is Your Feeding Tube Clogged? Maintenance of Gastrostomy and Gastrojejunostomy Tubes
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1/17/18 2:29 pm
I accidentally wrote on the wrong article on the evaluation. This article was helpful because it reviewed the latest standards for flushing and maintaining feeding tubes.
4/7/18 5:40 pm
I do believe it is a good idea to retrain nurses in the hospital and nursing home. Nursing home, you tend to lose your skill training and when you train on facility to the next and the practice stays the same in both areas, maintenance of the G - tube or GJ tube will be more successful. However, as a RN on a medical surgical telemetry floor, we still use carbonated ginger ale or Na Bicarb for unclogging tube. I will be happy to pass on the knowledge relieved from this article to my colleagues.