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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C00 - Meet the Expert: Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia


Mar 7, 2009 6:30am ‐ Mar 7, 2009 7:45am

Standard: $24.00

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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

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