You are an important member of your surgical team. We want to help prepare you and your family for full participation and the best recovery. The ACS Feeding Tube Home Skills booklet was developed by members of your surgical team. This program will walk you through skills you will need to manage a feeding tube at home. You will also develop an understanding of your digestive system, the role of enteral feeding tubes, common types of feeding tubes and how they are inserted, problem solving, preparing for emergencies, home management, and other resources.
This standardized interactive program has been developed by the ACS in collaboration with the Wound Ostomy Continence Society, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, Society of Pediatric Nursing, the ACS Commission on Cancer, and a feeding tube patient advocate.
September 8, 2015
What is an Enteral Feeding Tube?
This brochure covers the digestive system, who needs an enteral feeding tube, common types of feeding tubes and how they're inserted, and feeding tube supplies.
Problem Solving and Emergencies
This resource covers common feeding tube issues including:
Home Management and Other Resources
Resources for day-to-day tube management, including daily care, bathing & dressing, activity, school & work, mealtimes, vacations & traveling, emotions, and body image.
Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit
Contains booklet, DVD with demonstration of each skill; feeding tube supplies (low-profile feeding device, gauze, syringe, and stoma model); feeding tube self-care checklist; and evaluation.
This program was developed and funded in part by a grand from Applied Medical Technology, Inc.