End-of-life Care:  - RD174

End-of-life Care:

Is PEG Tube Feeding Appropriate?

by Elizabeth (Liz) Kahrs Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDn, FAND
RD174
(4.4 / 255 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

ONLINE
Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00

Summary:

Tube feeding has been used for decades to provide nutrition and hydration to those who cannot or will not eat or drink enough to maintain nutrition and/or hydration status. The decision to place a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube can be difficult for both patients and providers. In recent years, evidence-based practice has identified the risks and benefits of PEG tube feedings. The use of feeding tubes can be beneficial for some patients; however, in many cases the risks of tube feeding may outweigh the benefits. Tube feeding is not without medical risk and can have a negative effect on quality of life. Patients and providers should evaluate a patient’s prognosis and goals for treatment carefully, and discuss the risks and benefits of PEG tube placement with each patient prior to initiating a placement.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to update registered dietitian nutritionists, dietary managers, and other healthcare professionals on the risks and benefits of PEG tube placement and how to decide if a patient is a candidate for PEG placement. After studying the material presented here, you should be able to:
  • List medical conditions where tube feeding can be beneficial for adults
  • State the risks associated with tube feeding
  • Discuss the factors that influence a decision to place a feeding tube
 
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1050, 4190, 5000, 5040, 5100, 5430 and performance indicators of 1.1.1, 1.1.6, 1.3.4, 4.1.1.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) starting 12/30/2013. Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 12/3/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/20/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/20/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

It is now required that all CE is completed and reported to CE Broker before you renew your license. When you complete continuing education with us, OnCourse Learning will report your hours for you.

Read more about the new license renewal process at AreYouRenewalReady.com and claim your free Basic Account in CE Broker to see what has already been reported for you.

Please check the licenses/certifications section under my account (after logging in) to make sure you have entered a valid FL license number. This information is required for correct reporting of your course completions to CE Broker.

Sort By
MARY R - Memphis, TN  ·  Jun 15, 2017
It was a good review of recent studies showing the benefits of placing PEG tubes in terminally ill patients.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Sheree A - Davie, FL  ·  May 31, 2017
This course was very informative.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
BRITTANY R - COLUMBUS, OH  ·  May 26, 2017
Great information regarding end-of-life care
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Amber H - Beaver Dams, NY  ·  May 10, 2017
This course is beneficial in clinical nutrition as many families do not understand end of life discussions and coming to terms with a family members terminal illness. I believe this course gives good information to provide to families in making the decision of placing a PEG tube in an inappropriate patient.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Lisa A C - Tempe, AZ  ·  May 03, 2017
GOOD CLASS FOR ANYONE WORKING WITH HOSPICE PATIENTS
Was this review helpful?  0
 
  Page: of 20  
ONLINE
Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00