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Nutrition Nurses

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The Nutrition Nursing Team are experts in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition feeding (Artificial Nutrition) and support patients, carers/families and community staff in caring for the feeding tubes and tube sites.

They provide a range of services:

  • Full Assessment of patients referred for new feeding tubes: PEG, Jejunostomy and Parenteral Nutrition, Nasal Bridles
  • Monitor In-patients receiving Parenteral Nutrition, Gastrostomy, Jejunostomy and naso-enteric feeding
  • Gastrostomy replacement and removal services
  • Train patients, families and carers in caring for feeding tubes and tube sites
  • Provide tube components for older tubes
  • Assess and troubleshoot in tubes and tube sites problems
  • Telephone reviews of patients
  • Balloon Gastrostomy changes and training patients and carers
  • Balloon Gastrostomy tube removals
  • Can advise regarding Medicines via enteral feeding tubes
  • Work closely with Community Dietitians, Speech and Language Therapist, Learning Disabilities Nurse Specialists and Transition team
  • Feeding At Risk Pathway of care not suitable for enteral feeding tubes
  • Ethical considerations regarding tube feeding and Feeding at Risk
  • Feeding Issue MDT
  • Link between Enteral Feeding Companies

Clinics:
Open Access Clinic for Home Tube Fed Patients having tubes placed at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital or known to Dr Rui Gao – Consultant Gastroenterologist

Clinic name: – Nutrition Nurse only clinic
Clinic Type: Adults and Transition patients (17+yrs)
Clinic days/times: 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00, Monday to Friday