G-Tubes and care in the NICU
This activity is presented by the surgical nursing team, who leads parent g-tube education. This can help the NICU staff to work together with the surgical group to provide the best care for the patients with g-tubes and education for families of the infants going home with g-tubes. A g-tube procedure is a common surgical procedure for patients in the NICU, but it is not without concerns post operatively and beyond. Skin breakdown can be a post operative concern that this presentation will discuss. Patients are also going home faster after their procedures, and parents need to learn how to care for the new medical equipment. This presentation will cover the opportunities for nursing staff to provide training and education to parents on g-tubes and their care.
The NICU staff will describe care of the post-operative g-tube patient
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for _0.5_ AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.50 Attendance