Refill Request for Tube Feeding Supplies

To request additional enteral formula or supplies to be delivered, please email us at EnteralRefill@coramhc.com.

Nutrition – Enteral (Tube Feeding) Patient Education*

Children

Coram care teams provide patients initial and ongoing education and support. Through the links below, you will find therapy support guides with step-by-step instructions for administering treatments at home, overviews of medical equipment, troubleshooting information, tutorials and videos. Clinical support also is available day and night, seven days a week, through our local branches.

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Patient Education Videos

Top ^ Home Tube Feeding for Children – Introduction

In this video, you will learn about:

  • How to care for specific types of tubes
  • Management of feeding tubes
  • Tube feeding your child
  • Giving medication through feeding tubes

 

Top ^ Description of an NG Tube

In this video, you will learn about:

  • Placing an NG tube
  • Checking tube placement
  • Securing the tube
  • Tips for caring for the tube

 

Top ^ Low-Profile Feeding Tubes

In this video, you will learn about:

  • Proper site care and cleaning techniques
  • Different types of extension sets used with low profile tubes
  • Cleaning the extension sets

 

Top ^ Tube Management: Venting a Feeding Tube

In this video, you will learn about:

  • Vent feeding tubes and the two ways to vent a feeding tube
  • Flushing the tube
  • What to do if the tube comes out

 

Top ^ Feeding Your Child: General Information

In this video, you will learn about:

  • Hang times for different types of formula
  • Different methods of home tube feeding: bolus (syringe), gravity or pump feedings
  • Instructions for the different feeding methods

 

Top ^ Giving Medications Through a Feeding Tube: General Information

In this video, you will learn about:

  • General guidelines for giving medications through a feeding tube
  • Preparing liquid medicines for administration through a feeding tube
  • Preparing tablet and capsule medicines for administration through a feeding tube

 

Top ^ Conclusion

Tube feeding is an important part of your child's overall treatment plan. We are here to assist you with any questions or problems you may have.

 


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