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Enteral Nutrition Skills Lab (F36)

Friday, April 21 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PT

In Person Session

Managing the placement, care and monitoring of long-term enteral access devices can be challenging given the complexities of these processes. Clinicians often have limited experiences in the important aspects of enteral access devices. This session will address knowledge gaps through hands-on demonstrations of various devices and placement methods, discussions of device care and management, and the presentation of methods to minimize complications.


  1. Describe placement methods for both standard and low profile gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes
  2. Outline management and routine care of standard and low profile gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes
  3. Explain indications for placement of gastrostomy vs jejunostomy tubes vs a combined G/J tube

Percutaneous Radiologic Gastrostomy
Matthew Bechtold, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, Director of GI Ambulatory Services, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Endoscopic Placement of a Standard G-Tube
Berkeley Limketkai, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Research, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Associate Clinical Professor, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Laparoscopic Placement of G-Tubes (including Low Profile Tubes)
David Evans, MD, FACS, FASPEN, PNS, Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgeon, OhioHealth; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, Ohio University, Columbus, OH
Daniel Dante Yeh, MD, MHPE, Chief of Emergency Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO

Jejunal and G-J Tubes
Carolyn Newberry, MD, PNS, Director of GI Nutrition, Innovative Center for Health and Nutrition in Gastroenterology (ICHANGE); Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Management of Skin and G-Tube Stomal Issues
Carol McGinnis, DNP, APRN-CNS, CNSC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Kim Pollard, BSN, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, Supervisor, Interventional GI and Pulmonology, Gastroenterology & Nutrition Support Clinic, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL, Zion, IL

Beth Lyman, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, Nutrition Support Nurse Consultant, Private Practice, Kansas City, MO

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN; Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

CE Credit: 2 hours
Level: Basic/Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-063-L99-P