Successful Pathway to Patient Self-Care
Patients, within the Republic of Ireland, who receive their enteral feeding devices from TECHNOPATH are eligible for hospital or community referral to the service. Our team supports and educates enteral feeding patients (and/or their carer) in the correct care and successful management of their enteral feeding device at home, post insertion.
Once the referral has been made our experienced team of Nurse Advisors will schedule a series of home visits on a non-emergency basis.
The aim of this service is to “empower patients” to become self-caring at home while also avoiding unnecessary re-admissions to hospital.
Please note that this service is not applicable to patients who are using the naso-gastric feeding tubes.
* Patient/Carer may be capable of carrying out the balloon feeding device change themselves at this stage