First Bite #166 – October 05, 2021
The Fabulously Fed Life of a J-Tube User
(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.
In this episode, Michelle is joined by Breanne Dalton, a second-year graduate speech-language pathology student from the University of Southern Mississippi who has more first-hand experience, wisdom, and joy to share with respect to feeding tubes, than most SLPs will ever acquire… all because she has walked the walk of a being a J-Tube user! During this hour, Breanne shares signs and symptoms of delayed gastrointestinal mobility/gastroparesis, the numerous steps and procedures involved in the diagnostic process that was ordered by her various GI physicians, as well as how she came to embrace the ultimate decision to obtain a J-tube and G-Tube…which let her embody a life that is living proof of the joy found in the motto “fed is fed is fed is fed”! This is one of the most candid interviews that First Bite has had the privilege of sharing, we hope it shapes your evidence-based practice with the same level of hope and understanding that it did ours.
By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:
- The signs and symptoms of delayed GI motility and gastroparesis.
- 3 steps and procedures often involved in the GI diagnostic process.
- Components of a care for a j-tube user.