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<<< prev | next >>> handbook for mortals : tube feeding (fluids and food) tube feeding and the dementia patient increased difficulty with eating and swallowing is one of the signs that an alzheimer's patient has moved into the final stages of the disease. He or she may tend to choke on food and drink, running the risk of a respiratory infection. He or she may lose interest in food or forget how to swallow. These signs mark the end of a very sad and long disease process. By this point the patient is totally dependent on others for care, incontinent, unable to recognize family or to speak intelligibly and failing to thrive. Some may choose to treat the reduction in food and fluid intake with a feeding tube. viagra online without prescription Family, doctors, or nurses may say they do not want the patient to "starve" to death. viagra 20 mg yahoo Providing tube feeding is certainly an acceptable way to provide care. However, the patient isn't feeling any hunger. The dying is part of a very tragic disease, and the inability to eat is an expected part of its last stages. Inserting a tube will not stop the progression of the fatal disease, though it might prolong or hasten the dying process. Since dying without hydration is comfortable, many loved ones choose to forgo the tube feeding. Offer the patient whatever he or she can tolerate by spoon feeding and drinking. Sips of water and ice chips can relieve dry mouth. viagra canada This decision poses the kind of perplexing situation that may become more clear as society has more experience of it. how long does viagra 20mg last Why is it hard to let a patient go without eating? When are feeding tubes beneficial? Can you try it for a while and then stop? generic viagra Benefits of not using artificial methods the benefits of dehydration at the end of life tube feeding and the dementia patient tube feeding the unconsious patient choosing to stop eating and drinking related subjects: forgoing medical treatment resuscitation (cpr) ventilation to learn more about the book "handbook for mortals" click here.. E care instructions for inserting nasogastric feeding tubes. generic viagra without prescription ") see step a for syringe method and step b for feeding set method. viagra online vendita Steps for bolus feeding a. viagra 20 mg yahoo   syringe method 1.   tell your child what you will be doing. 2.   remove the cap or plug from the ng tube.   be sure to fold over tubing so stomach contents are not able to leak out when uncapping. 3.   remove the plunger from a 60 ml syringe and insert the syringe into the end of the ng tube.          4. viagra 20 mg yahoo   hold the syringe set no more than 6 inches above your child’s head. 5.   pour pre-measured formula into syringe. 6.   if necessary, push gently with the plunger to start the flow of formula.   then remove the plunger, and allow the formula to flow freely by gravity.   7.   continue to pour formula into the syringe slowly as it empties.   8.   each feeding should flow in over 20-30 minutes. canadian online pharmacy no prescription viagra   holding the syringe higher will make it flow faster.   holding it lower will make it flow more slowl. http://nationalityinworldhistory.net/bsh-buy-viagra-online-no-prescription-xr/ Dimitris Stefanou
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