Tube Feeding - Making the decision

Tube Feeding - Making the decision

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9320
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: DT  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 12/04
Last Review: 04/14
Next Review: 04/17

Information for patients, relatives and carers when considering gastrostomy tube placement.

Classification: DT (Dietitian)

Advice is complex, condition specific and requires a Dietitian with knowledge, skills and experience in the condition.

To support the decision making process when considering the insertion of a Gastrostomy tube for feeding purposes.

The Target Group is aware of the issues around Gastrostomy tube placement and is subsequently able to make an informed decision.

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  • Lothian Enteral Tube Feeding Best Practice Statement NHS Lothian Enteral Tube Feeding Best Practice Group (2013)
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