Withholding or Continuing Enteral Feedings during Repositioning and the Incidence of Aspiration

Author(s): Justin DiLibero, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACCNS-AG, Mary Lavieri, RN, MS, CCRN, Sharon O’donoghue, RN, MS, and Susan Desanto-Madeya, RN, PhD, CNS

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires May 01, 2018

Topics: Gastrointestinal, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Withholding enteral feedings during repositioning is based on tradition, but available evidence does not support this practice. Although research indicates that withholding of enteral feedings during repositioning contributes to undernourishment, the relationship between continuing enteral feedings during repositioning and the incidence of aspiration has not been determined.

Objectives

  • Describe the methods of the study.
  • Identify the incidence of aspiration during repositioning of patients.
  • Discuss the results of the study.

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