A survey of BC dietitians identified that healthcare professionals in a diverse range of care settings consider dietitians to be key clinicians in the care and management of patients fed via a feeding enterostomy tube. Although many tube related activities are considered nursing or physician responsibilities, dietitians report that they are commonly accessed for problem-solving advice.
Many dietitians embrace the opportunity to contribute further to patient care, seeking out ways to acquire further knowledge and expertise. In response to this need, Jan Greenwood has developed a day-long educational program directed at enhancing the dietitian's understanding of the many aspects of enterostomy tubes. This session will be a case-based presentation of the key 'need to know' aspects of enterostomy tube care and management.
This session was offered as part of the Clinical Nutrition Web Series in October 2020 along with these 3 other presentations also available on LOD:
- Diet and nutrition therapies, state of the art update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Navigating ethical dilemmas for dietitians
- Irritable bowel syndrome: a disorder of the brain-gut axis
Date of Presentation: October 13, 2020, Calgary CND
Speaker: Jan Greenwood RD, The Basic Five, Vancouver, BC
- Video presentation (57 minutes)
- Presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $19.95 for members; $39.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students