AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.25 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Thomas E. Finucane, MD Disclosure(s): Thomas E. Finucane, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: Tube feeding is often initiated in order to preventaspiration pneumonia, to prevent or treat malnutrition, or both. Data strongly suggest that the interventionis ineffective on all counts. Learning Objectives:
Discuss the limited role of tube feeding in prevention of aspiration
Discuss the limited role of tube feeding in prevention/treatment of malnutrition