FOR PATIENTS

Once you and your healthcare team have decided that tube feeding is the best option for you or your loved one, and you understand its benefits, risks, procedure and implications, then arrangements will be made to start tube feeding.

You’re probably coping with many different issues at this time, such as other medical conditions and treatments, juggling family and work commitments during your time in hospital or emotional exhaustion. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed, but there will be plenty of support for you as you get started with tube feeding in hospital, and during your transition home.

Your healthcare team will help you understand the tube insertion procedure that you’ll have done in hospital, as well as the equipment and training you’ll need to get started. Together, you’ll work out the best tube feeding routine for you or your loved one, including administration and schedules and be given step-by-step tube feeding guidance and training until you’re comfortable and confident with the technique.

FOR PARENTS

Once you and your healthcare team have decided that tube feeding is the best option for your child, and you understand its benefits, risks, procedure and implications, then arrangements will be made to start tube feeding.

You’re probably coping with many different issues at this time, such as your child’s other medical conditions and treatments, juggling family and work commitments during your time in hospital or emotional exhaustion. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed, but there will be plenty of support for you as you get started with tube feeding in hospital, and during your transition home.

Your healthcare team will help you understand the tube insertion procedure that your child will have done in hospital, as well as the equipment and training you’ll need to get started. Together, you’ll work out the best tube feeding routine for your child, including administration and schedules and be given step-by-step tube feeding guidance and training until you’re comfortable and confident with the technique.