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What is the difference between feeding the patient tube through the nose and abdomen?

Tube feeding is where food produced in liquid form flows through a tube directly into the stomach. To provide patients with various nutrients and water, complete enough to meet the needs of the body. like normal people

by feeding through the tube It is used in patients who are unable to eat on their own or have difficulty swallowing.

In principle, tubal nutrition must contain a complete diet based on the five nutritional groups: carbohydrates (rice, flour, sugar), proteins (meat, eggs, milk, nuts), fats (oils, animal fats), minerals and vitamins ( Vegetables and fruits) in which the standard proportions that the body needs each day are 40-50% carbohydrates, 20-30% protein, 10-20% fat, 10% minerals and vitamins.

By the side of SN Foods, a company that provides various support services in hospitals with international standards in food in the leading hospital groups under world-class standards Therefore, we take into account the benefits that the patient is suitable for. and the quantity that is standardized according to strict medical principles Blender recipes will be varied to suit each individual patient.

But today we would like to tell you a little detail about the difference that people close to the patient should know very much, that is, the position of the patient’s tube feeding. with different and basic practices so that the patient you love Be healthy again with quality food that is truly healthy for the body.

How to operate nasopharyngeal feeding and tummy feeding ?

feeding the nasal tube should do the following

– Always tell the patient before giving food.

– If the patient is still able to sit up, he should be in a sitting position. But if you can’t help yourself The patient should be placed in a high head position. or half sitting, half lying If a patient in the case of neck piercing The sputum should be sucked out before starting to feed.

– Wash your hands every time and dry your hands with a clean cloth. Because cleanliness is the top priority in feeding patients via tube

– Wipe the end of the hose with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol. and must look to keep the hose in its original position It is recommended that it be positioned at the rubber hose.

– Test the piston to see if the hose is in the stomach or not. If the hose is in place, when sucking, there will be gastric juice coming out.

– To suck out the food remaining in the stomach. If the suction is more than 50 cc., put it back and wait about 1 hour and try to suck it again. If there is still a lot of stale food as before to abstain from that meal Because the digestive system may not work well.

– To fold the hose and start pouring food into it. And the hose should be released slowly to allow the food to flow through it slowly. The feeding cylinder must be higher than the chest. Keep adding food to keep air from getting into the empty space. Watch for any abnormal symptoms such as choking or snss.co.th vomiting, stop immediately.

– Prepare the medicine after meals If it’s a pill, crush it. and dissolved in water to combine Pour into a septic tank after feeding. along with about 50 CC of water

– When finished, raise the end of the hose to a height. to allow the remaining food to flow into the stomach Then close the rubber stopper firmly. Clean the end of the hose again with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.

– When everything is done, keep the patient in the position Lie with your head elevated at 60 degrees for about 30 minutes to prevent backflow of food.

Abdominal tube feeding should do the following

– Wash your hands every time

– Prepare all equipment according to the principles of treatment

– inform the patient

– Arrange for the patient to lie on their back with their head elevated at least 30-60 degrees.

– open the feeding cork Then wipe the outer opening with a cotton pad soaked in boiled water.

– Fit the tip of the Asepto Syringe firmly into the opening of the feeding line.

– Open the clamp of the gastrostomy line to check for food residues.

– Fold the gastrostomy and release the Asepto Syringe.

– Attach the tip of the Asepto Syringe to the hole of the folded cable.

– Slowly start feeding the blender. and continuously filling to reduce air ingress

– When the food is almost running out Use a syringe to pour about 30-50 ml of water.

– When finished, fold the gastrostomy cord and release the Asepto Syringe. Close the gastrostomy clamp firmly.

– Close the end of the cable Arrange for the patient to lie on the right side with his head elevated for about 1 hour and it’s done.

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