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Pediatric Assessment Tools - Module 4: Good safety practices required for nutritional therapy

Infant / Pediatric
CE Accredited Program

Nutrition screening and assessment tools to help identify malnutrition in the critically ill children

Original program date:
Aug 01, 2018
Expiration date:
Jan 14, 2022
Continuing education
Program description:

1. Rationale for good safety practices
2. Campaigns to promote good safety practices
3. Good safety practices when implementing nutritional therapy
- Ordering and labelling feeds
- Safe preparation for formula feeds
- Storage and hang times of feeds
- Avoiding tube misconnections
- Administering medication through feeding tubes
4. Test your knowledge 

Program Objectives:
  • To understand why safety practices are important, and the potential harm that can result from poor practices
  • To know the elements of the safety campaigns, and be able to apply them
  • To know the risk factors and contamination points for bacterial contamination and how to avoid them
  • To know how to prepare, store and administer EN feeds in a safe manner that minimises chances of incorrect administration and contamination
  • To know how to avoid the possibility of enteral tube misconnections
  • To know how to administer enteral medication safely