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Pediatric Enteric Feeding -- What You Need to Know


Background: Feeding a pediatric patient through their gastrointestinal tract is considered the optimal form of nutrition if the patient is unable to feed themselves. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can cause complications such as sepsis, cholestasis, and liver failure. If feeding is temporary (ie, only for up to 8 weeks), this can be accomplished by placement of nasogastric (NG) or nasal gastric jejunum (NGJ) tubes. Objective: To present a review of the insertion, maintenance, com more...
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