After-Surgery Care at Home: The Vital Role of Registered Nurses in Recovery

Nurse taking care senior man to bed in the room at home.

The presence of a registered nurse (RN) at home can be a game-changer when coming home from the hospital. This isn’t just a matter of convenience; it’s a crucial step toward a smoother recovery and avoiding post-operative complications.  Studies indicate that up to 15% of people will experience a post-operative complication, with as many as […]

5 Important Insights To Understand Tube Feeding

Enteral feeding or tube feeding.

Enteral nutrition, also known as “tube feeding”, is a method of providing nutrition and hydration to individuals who are unable to consume adequate food orally or have limited gastrointestinal function. People with certain diagnoses including head and neck cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer, and colorectal cancer are at the greatest risk for malnutrition […]

It’s Okay to Ask for Help with Tube Feeding (Enteral Nutrition)

Nurse and Patient Exchange Smiles during tube feeding.

If you are struggling with tube feeding for yourself or a loved one, you are not alone. Caregivers often report feeling exhausted, suffer from sleep disturbances,  and experience significant changes  to their quality of life when tasked with administering enteral nutrition (Penner et al., 2012). Nurses can help as they can play a crucial role […]