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Nursing Care Plan For Gastrostomy Tube
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions. ...Read more
See below: You would need a permission from the director of nursing to allow a private nurse to care of your mom. You would have to pay privately on your behalf. ...Read more
Home health : The permissible scope of tasks for home health aides varies by state. Please check with your local jurisdiction or home health agency. In many states, the aide may set up and flush the tube, but not actually administer the feeding itself, which typically must be done by a nurse or trained family member. There may be exceptions. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, nurses are qualified to be trained to administer tube feedings. There are many different formulations of nutrition solutions as well as routes of tube feeding -for example a tube placed in the stomach vs small intestine, vs through the nose. Some feeding regimens also require use of an "IV" type pump, which nurses can be trained to deliver. ...Read more
Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.
Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more
Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?
What safety precautions should a home health aide take when a patient is receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula?
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Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more
A few things: Trach tubes for children don't have inner cannulas, so the whole trach tube needs to be taken out and cleaned periodically. I recommend at least every 2 weeks and more often if needed. You need to have training, suction, spare tubes, etc to care for a child with a trach. It is a little more complicated if the child is also on a ventilator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palliative/ Hospice: Hospice serves pts in their own homes, nursing homes, long-term care or assisted living facilities or hospitals. Pts receive palliative care to ease pain, and discomforting symptoms; psycho-social, and spiritual support. Hospice care is focused on maintaining dignity, increasing quality of life, and providing comfort , including pain and symptom management. Hospice gives best care at end of life ! ...Read more
Does Medicare (due to age) help pay for an in-home nurse/aide directly following a surgical oncology major operation?
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
It depends...: It depends on the hospital course. If the person was admitted for a condition and treated but worsened during the hospitalization to the point that death was imminent, comfort care or hospice care may occur in the hospital. However, most hospitals will try and transfer people home or to a skilled nursing facility with hospice care if the person has a little longer to live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult your texts: This site is not a substitute for doing your own homework. Your nursing instructors expect your work to be done in the jargon of the teaching references they provide you for study. As you enter the profession you will be better prepared and more respected if you avoid shortcuts to complete your assignments. ...Read more
This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more
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