Response To Ended Digesting Techniques

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UNIT 4222-333 PREPARE FOR CARRRY OUT EXTENDED FEEDING TECHNIQUES (HSC 3050) 1.1 EXPLAIN THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT IN RELATION TO EXTENDED FEEDING Each part of the GI tract is involved in a specific way in the digestive process: Mouth and oral cavity: The mouth is involved in chewing, or mastication. The purpose is to break food down into pieces small enough to pass through the esophagus and enter the stomach, moistening the food with saliva thus enhancing its formation into a bolus, and to add salivatory amylase enzyme in order to initiate digestion of food. Esophagus: Using strong, rhythmic, muscular contractions (peristalsis), the esophagus passes food from the mouth to the stomach. It does not have…show more content…
It is important follow the recommendations given by your doctor to give yourself enough water. Also, diarrhea or vomiting may increase your water needs. If you have diarrhea or are vomiting for more than one day, inform your doctor. Tube Blockage The PEG tube may become blocked if it is not frequently flushed with water, or if medications are not dissolved in water. If your tube becomes clogged, try to gently flush it with warm (not hot) water. The water may need to sit in the tube for 5 to 10 minutes. Do not push hard when trying to unclog the tube, it may break. If this does not work, your doctor may need to change the tube. Site Infection Like any wound, your PEG site may become infected. To prevent this, it is important to keep the area clean and dry. Clean the area daily with mild soap and water. If the bolster is too tight to your skin[pic] it is difficult to keep this area clean and dry. In this case, the bolster needs to be adjusted by your doctor 3.1 EXPLAIN LEGISLATION, PROTOCOLS AND AGREED WAYS OF WORKING THAT AFFECT WORKING PRACTICES RELATED TO EXTENDED FEEFDING…show more content…
Enteral Feeding Systems. • Department of Health. The Essence of Care: Patient focused bench marking for healthcare practitioners. London: The Stationery Office • Anderton A. Microbial contamination of Enteral tube feeds – How can we reduce the risks? Penlines. PROTOCOLS AND AGREED WAYS OF WORKINGS • Patients and carers should be educated about, and trained in the techniques of hand decontamination, enteral feeding and the management of the administration system before being discharged from hospital. • Community staff should be trained in enteral feeding and management of the administration system. • Follow-up training and ongoing support of patients and carers should be available for the duration of home enteral tube feeding. • Wherever possible pre-packaged, ready-to-use feeds should be used in preference to feeds requiring decanting, reconstitution or dilution. • The system selected should require minimal handling to assemble, and be compatible with the patient’s enteral feeding tube. 3.2 EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING PROCEDURES EXACTLY AS
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