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What types of feeding tube are there?
The types of feeding tube are:
- Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube)
- Nasojejunal Tube (NJ Tube)
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Jejunostomy tube (J-tube)
METHODS OF ENTERAL FEEDING
There are multiple methods to deliver an enteral feed to a patient. The following are some common feeding techniques.
Pump or continuous enteral feeding: The enteral feed is connected to a pump, which gradually delivers the nutrition at a controlled speed. The speed (or rate) and duration of the feeding should be discussed with the patient.
Bolus Feeding: As a dietitian, you may recommend bolus feeding as a way of receiving an enteral feed. The patient will receive the feed in small doses, given through a syringe several times throughout the day, instead of being fed continuously through a feeding pump.
Gravity Feeding: The enteral feed will flow out of the bag/bottle or syringe and into the patient’s feeding tube by gravity. This can be done several times each day, like bolus feeding with a syringe; however, a gravity feed may take a little longer to be delivered.