Online Patient Education – Tube Feeding
Introduction to Your Feeding Tube
This video provides an overview of what to expect from having a feeding tube, how to clean the tube site, and how to use the feeding tube.
Tube Site Care
In this video, you will learn how to clean the tube site and bolster, and how to flush the feeding tube with water.
Bolus, or syringe feeding is the most common type of tube feeding. Learn how to administer a bolus Feeding including how much formula to use, and how to flush the tube.
Learn how to administer a gravity feeding including how much formula to use, how to control the flow of formula, and how much time you should allow for the feeding.
In this video, you will learn how to operate the pump to infuse the feeding as well as how to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.
How to Take Medication Through the Feeding Tube
Learn how to administer tablet, capsule, and liquid medications through the feeding tube. Also included are important tips for safely taking medication through the tube.
Who to Contact if You Have Questions
Find out who to contact if you have questions about how to care for the feeding tube, tube site complications, health concerns, or nutritional advice. Online resources are also provided.
A Patient's Perspective
A patient shares his personal perspective about living with his feeding tube, how he adapted to his new daily routines, and how his determination and experience helped him continue with his independent and full life.