When a person cares for a family member or friend who needs nutritional support – or themselves – they must know the ins and outs of supplies and equipment.
June 15, 2021 | Enteral/Nutritional
Feeding tubes provide nutrition directly into the GI tract, bypassing the mouth. There are many reasons a person may need one including gastrointestinal, mechanical or neurological problems. Such problems can lead to a person being unable to eat the quantity and variety of food and drinks needed to meet their nutritional needs. Learn from the registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc., Gina Salvatori, about when it may be time for a feeding tube and if it can be a temporary solution.
May 12, 2021 | Enteral/Nutritional
Gina Salvatori, registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc., informed us of the best way to troubleshoot a clogged feeding tube. “I remember very early on in my clinical rotations hearing a nurse say the best way to fix a clogged feeding tube is by preventing it in the first place,” said Salvatori.
March 22, 2021 | Enteral/Nutritional
For today’s Conversations with Clinicians, Gina Salvatori, a registered dietitian (RD) and licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) with CHC Solutions, Inc., answered our questions on overcoming nutritional challenges for children with cystic fibrosis.
November 20, 2020 | Enteral/Nutritional
Thanksgiving is a holiday when you appreciate your blessings and eat good food. However, many children and adults have food allergies preventing them from enjoying the food everyone else is having. It doesn’t have to be this way! Kids with Food Allergies came up with a list of tips and substitutions.
October 12, 2020 | Enteral/Nutritional
For this Halloween season, let’s include our tube feeding friends in the fun! There are many ways to incorporate this part of your life into the celebration along with tips on how to participate in regular festivities.
September 1, 2020 | Enteral/Nutritional
Cross-contact happens when one food comes into contact with another food and their proteins mix. As a result, each food then contains small – usually not even visible – amounts of the other one, which can be a problem for those with food allergies, according to Gina Salvatori, a registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc.
August 23, 2020 | Enteral/Nutritional
Some researchers estimate that more than 50 percent of children diagnosed with autism have an issue with food or feeding, according to the nonprofit group Autism Speaks.
May 18, 2020 | Enteral/Nutritional
Children with feeding tubes may need some extra attention
regarding oral/dental care, because children who don’t eat orally at all or as
often typically don’t produce as much teeth-cleaning saliva as other children
January 6, 2020 | Enteral/Nutritional
Having a feeding tube can be difficult to manage. Travelling away from home should not add an unnecessary burden. By asking the right questions and being prepared, people with feeding tubes can learn to travel a little bit easier, according to the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation.