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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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    had a great experience to give a nutritional formula to the CP patient with a G tube. G tube or gastrostomy tube inserted by the doctor through the abdomen and delivers nutrients right to the stomach by passing the upper GI. G tube is inserted in the case when a patient has problems with eating, drinking and getting enough nutrients to his body. G tube needs to be carefully secured and monitored for any signs and symptoms of infection or blockage. It is very important to know the rules for…

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    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 in the hospital until she dies or is…

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    unless he has a Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. The decision to approve this request would be sensible and PEG tube feeding is also favoured by guidelines (ESPEN 2005). They show that it is more safe, tolerable and simple and offers an improvement in nutritional status and a quality…

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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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    Thomas, John, Wilfred Waluchow, and Elizabeth Gedge, eds. "Case 3.3 Discontinuing Force Feeding of an Anorexia Nervosa Patient. "Well and Good -Fourth Edition: A Case Study Approach to Health Care Ethics. 4th ed. New York: Broadway, 2014. 131-135. Print. This is a case study of a patient who suffers from anorexia nervosa and has been force fed for 4 years in order to keep her alive. No improvements in her mental state have been made in this time, despite the many types of therapy have been…

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    Observing Osmosis

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    dialysis tubing was used to mimic the selectively permeable membrane to show what osmosis does when placed in different solutes. We filled dialysis tubes fill with different percentages of solute and placed them in beakers full of a different solute. Through this experiment, I saw what happens when the solution becomes hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic. My hypothesis was that bag A would shrink because the water would leave the bag to go to the higher concentration. Bag B would stay the…

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    Pyro Board Research Paper

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    I chose to do my project on the Pyro board which is an adaptation of the Rubens tube. The Pyro board uses fire to demonstrate sound waves. I chose this as my project because I find music and fire fascinating. Having them interact to demonstrate the physics side of sound helped me understand all the different aspects that can effect sound waves and alter the way we interpret them. Before I started to build my Pyro board I did research on how they worked why they worked and why the flames reacted…

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    Introduction This case study report is to outline the process of planning an activity in science understanding physical science for a 5 year old child with the expectation of learning the concept of motion, inertia, force, velocity, acceleration and gravity by using balls, blocks and tubes. The report will also outline the pedagogy approach adopted by educators to ascertain that the child will engage in a physical science activity, which will improve the child’s skills of problem solving,…

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    Toothpaste Energy

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    Personal Energy and Material of Toothpaste The cycle of energy that gets put into the simple product of a tube of toothpaste is a rather lengthy one. Most people simply think of the raw materials that are put into the toothpaste, but what about the tube itself? Most people just consider the resources that are put into the paste, but what about the energy used to transport those resources or to mix them together. Perhaps one has considered the tube and the energy that was put into making it, but…

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