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Enteral Feeding Devices:
Management in the Pediatric Patient


This course was developed for nurses who have an interest in advancing their knowledge of the care of pediatric patients with enteral feeding devices. Content addresses evaluation, management and follow up for patients requiring enteral feeding devices. The learner will become familiar with various forms of enteral nutrition, including considerations to be mindful of when discussing tube feeding. Various types of tubes are discussed, and common post-operative complications and treatments are discussed. Replacement of nasogastric and low profile balloon gastrostomy tubes is reviewed. The content is applicable for both the bedside and advanced practice nurse.


Jackie HeyingJackie Heying, MSN, APRN-CPNP
Jackie Heying received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Winona State University in Winona, MN in 1987, and her Masters of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Minnesota in 1997, with a Children with Special Health Care Needs focus. She is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been employed by Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN since 1987 in a wide variety of roles, including RN in the float nursing pool, Patient Education Specialist, APRN in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology, and in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Trauma since 2008. She was also a school nurse from 1990-1995. She cares for children of all ages and their families who require general surgery. Jackie has been instrumental in care management and developing patient educational materials including videos and booklets for their patient population with gastrostomy tubes and bowel management needs. She is actively involved in trainee education regarding enteral nutrition, and a resource for the Aerodigestive and Gastroenterology teams regarding enteral devices.

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Learner objectives

The following presentation will aid the learner in their ability to:

  1. Identify clinical indications for enteral feedings.
  2. Identify various options for enteral feedings as well as advantages/disadvantages of each type.
  3. Recognize potential complications related to care with new and established gastrostomy/ jejunostomy tubes.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of necessary steps for safe enteral tube replacement.


Course Details

Contact hours 1 CE
Open date: 12/1/2018
Close date: 12/1/2019
Cost 15.00 Members/20.00 Non-Members