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Drug administration via enteral feeding tube in residential care facilities for individuals with intellectual disability : a focus group study on guideline implementation

By: Joos, Elke.
Contributor(s): Van Tongelen, Inge | Wijnants, Karen | Mehuys, Els | Van Bocxlaer, Jan | Remon, Jean Paul | Grypdonck, Maria | Van Winckel, Myriam | Boussery, Koen.
Series: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 20 (4) December 2016: 329-340. 2016Subject(s): PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | RESIDENTIAL CARE | ENTERAL FEEDING TUBE | MEDICATIONS | ADMINISTRATION | SIDE EFFECTS | QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS | BELGIUM | EFTOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: People with profound intellectual disabilities often receive medication through enteral feeding tube (EFT). In a previous study, we found that current guidelines concerning medication preparation and administration through EFT are often not followed in residential care facilities (RCFs) for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The present qualitative study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators experienced by RCF staff members to following guidelines on medication administration via EFT.
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People with profound intellectual disabilities often receive medication through enteral feeding tube (EFT). In a previous study, we found that current guidelines concerning medication preparation and administration through EFT are often not followed in residential care facilities (RCFs) for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The present qualitative study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators experienced by RCF staff members to following guidelines on medication administration via EFT.

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