Achieving Proper Nutrition and Your Ostomy with Shield HealthCare

Hi, my name’s Amy Long Carrera and I’m a corporate dietitianat Shield Healthcare. Today, we’re going to talk about your ostomy,and food that may cause complications-such as gas, odor, constipation, and diarrhea.Gas can be caused by lots of things. Anything from drinking through a straw tochewing gum,smoking, and foods as well. You’ve got the ones […]

How to Gravity Feed – Enteral Nutrition Instructions from Shield HealthCare

Hi, my name is Amy Long Carrera, Corporate Dietitian at Shield HealthCare.Today, we’re going to talk about how to gravity feed.Gravity feeding is a way to deliver formula into your feeding tube, using a gravity bag.This method delivers formula more slowly through your feeding tube than the syringe method.or the “bolus” feeding method. That’s because […]

How to Unclog Your Feeding Tube with Shield HealthCare’s Registered Dietitian

Hi! My name is Amy Long Carrera, corporate dietitian at Shield HealthCare. Todaywe’re going to talk about how to unclog your feeding tube.If you notice resistance when you try to put water or formula down your feeding tube it may be clogged. Your tube can become clogged with dried medication or formulathat sticks to the […]

Shield HealthCare’s How to Bolus Feed

Hi, my name is Amy Long Carrera, Corporate Dietitian at Shield HealthCare.Today, we are going to talk about how to bolus feed throughyour feeding tube.Bolus feeding is a type a feeding in which you use a syringe to deliver formulathrough your tube. It may also be called syringe feeding or gravity feedingbecause you actually use […]

How to Set Up and Start Your Enteralite Infinity Feeding Pump from Shield HealthCare

Hi, I’m Amy Carrera, Corporate Dietitian at Shield HealthCare. So I’m going to showyou how to start your feeding using the Infinity EnteraLite feeding pump today.We have it on an IV pole. It doesn’t always have to go on a pole, but todaywe’ll show you how to start your feeding on the pole. So we […]