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Right Tube, Right Time: Decisions Regarding Enteral Access in Children

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  1. Develop a plan for safe introduction of NG tube feeding in both hospital and community setting
  2. Formulate a strategy to address the decisions needed to transition from NG to GT feeding
  3. Integrate information regarding safe NG feeding so that best practices in nutrition support can be advocated for in all care settings


Is This Tube Still the Right One? Transitioning from NG to GT Feeding in Children
Wednesday Sevilla, MD, MPH, CNSC, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Setting the Stage: Understanding the Knowledge Gaps in Tube Selection and What ASPEN is Doing About It
Audra Nelson, RD, MS, CNSC, LDN, Assistant Director, Pediatric Clinical Nutrition, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, FL

What Are Current Transition Practices and Barriers to Optimal Care?
Katina Rahe, BSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Coordinator, Enteral Access Team, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Putting the Science and Current Practice into Optimal Protocols 
Justine Turner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Justine Turner, MD, PhD

CE Credit: 1.5 Hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-021-L04-P

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