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Tube Feeding Basics and Beyond – Just Go With The Flow
September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm MST
This interactive course will take the fear out of helping patients with severe dysphagia who require tube feeding. Participants will leave this course with a strong foundation, and a better understanding, of the many considerations involved with tube feeding. The instructor will use lecture, videos, pictures and case studies leaving participants with a new feeling of confidence. This course will provide information to support patients and families who may feel overwhelmed during this transition period. This course is designed for anyone working with individuals who are facing, or living with, a feeding tube such as SLPs, OTs, Dysphagia Specialists and Nurses. Family members are also welcome to attend. Discussion will include topics such as history, tube basics, feeding methods, tips and techniques, common complications, equipment care and medical considerations. The psychology of tube feeding, impact on the family and mealtime dynamics as well as the heart and mind connection will also be discussed.