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    Enteral Tube-Feeding

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    Enteral tube-feeding is a nutritional support method administered to a patient when his or her gastrointestinal tract is operational but unable or reluctant to take enough oral diet. However, this method is cost-effective, but it’s not as simple as it appears. Enteral tube-feeding encounters a number of complications that occur in the process, which ranges from metabolic, gastrointestinal and mechanical problems. The gastrointestinal complications may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and maldigestion. Majority of patients administered through tube-feeding seem to experience nausea and vomiting that is believed to be caused by a delayed gastric emptying. Constipation is experienced by some and is related to a patient’s inactivity…

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    Tube Selection Procedures

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    insertion. Mode of delivery of enteral feeding and route selection information was outlined in 61.54% of the documents. Tube selection procedures (including sizing) was mentioned in 76.92% of the documents and insertion procedures and how to check positioning was outlined in 84.62% of the policies and guidelines. Many of the documents then provided information on choosing administration routes of feeds (i.e., continuous, bolus) (61.54%) and on formula selection (84.62%). Only one document…

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    Artificial nutrition and hydration should not be used for end of life patients because intravenous hydration can have a negative impact on the quality of their life. According to RJ Ackermann, M.D (Medical Doctor), “There is always a risk when someone is fed through a tube. Liquid might enter the lungs. This can cause coughing and pneumonia… They can become plugged up, causing pain, nausea and vomiting” (Artificial Hydration and Nutrition par. 19). This quote shows that it is risky to use a…

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    infection or blockage. It is very important to know the rules for enteral feeding. Before we start the feeding, hand washing is very important to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination. The first step with G tube feeding will be checking the placement of the tube, where we attach 60 cc syringe to the end of a tube and pull back on a plunger to see the stomach content (like gastric juice). Than we need to flash a G tube with 30 cc of warm water to see if the tube is patent. The enteral…

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    As an individual, I have always had this perception of wanting to make this world a better environment or at least a positive impact for people. This has directed me to the path of being in the medical field as a pediatrician for children. Many children may suffer from diseases or a type of illness in which they can not afford of seeing a pediatrician due to financial stability or economic reasons. In order to pursue this goal of mine, I have been immensely putting forth an effort towards…

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    Feeding America.org, Our History, tells about a man named John van Hengel, a retired businessman from Arizona, who got the idea of a food bank in the late 1960s from a mother who searched through grocery store dumpsters to feed her family. She suggested the need for a bank-like system that could gather and share waste food with hungry families. Hengel ran with the idea, and at the end of one year, he and a group of volunteers had distributed 275,000 pounds of food to people in need. By 1977,…

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    My patient is a forty-one-year-old female who was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma of the biliary tract. Her secondary diagnosis includes a jujuneostoomy, infection of her incision and wound care. Prior to admission she had a cholecystectomy which required her to be admitted to the hospital to receive skilled nursing care because she cannot care for herself. She has a large abdominal incision that requires packing. Additionally, she requires tube feeding and lots of IV antibiotics. She will be…

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    Tariq Ba Odah Injustice

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    There is a great amount of injustices are happening all around us as we speak and we are aware of maybe half of them. For example, In America you have to have been charged with a crime to be in prison. Tariq Ba Odah has been imprisoned since 2002 without charge. Many changes have occurred since his arrest, police injustice towards him, and attempts to close Guantanamo. Tariq Ba Odah may die in Guantanamo if he soon isn’t released. He has been on a hunger strike for eight years now and is in a…

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    Originally, Feeding America was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1979 by a guy named John Van Hengel. It was his idea to to build a company that would help families and people in need of food. But this idea didn 't just pop up, he witnessed a tragedy that later gave him the idea of building a food bank. According the the website of Feeding America, John Van Hengel (the founder) a retired businessman, was volunteering at a soup kitchen feeding the needed. One day, he saw there was a woman…

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    Monsanto Bias

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    for agriculture, so they should be able to filter some of the false information that the documentary presented. One of the advisors of the Springport FFA was shocked to learn that his students were making claims that feeding beef cattle corn is causing major health problems for citizens of the United States. These claims are the effect of propaganda on high school students. Food Inc. makes statements that vilify the use corn to feed beef cattle and connects it to E. coli O157:H7, which is…

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