EMR Training | Patients with Special Challenges | Chapter EMR-R05
EMR Training | Patients with Special Challenges | Chapter EMR-R05 begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore in-depth the following topics
- General Considerations.
- Diseases and Conditions.
- Advanced Medical Devices.
- Physical Impairments.
- Abuse and Neglect.
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Excerpts from Patients with Special Challenges for the Emergency Medical Responder
Feeding tubes are used in patients who cannot feed themselves or who cannot swallow. They may be used short-term during recovery from surgery or for chronic conditions. There are two types of tubes.
A nasogastric or NG tube is a long tube inserted through the nose into the stomach that can be used to deliver nutrients, while a gastrostomy tube or G tube is a feeding tube surgically implanted through the abdominal wall into the stomach.
Common problems associated with these tubes include dislodgement, infection at the site of insertion, and clogs that prevent nutrients from being provided to the patient.
- Secure tube to patient’s body with tape before transport.
- Keep nutrients higher than the tube.
Put a protective cap in place to prevent leakage.