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Newsletters: Swimming with Lines and Tubes: It's a Team Effort

This article is based on a presentation by Dr. Gura at the Oley annual conference in Orlando, Florida, in June, and on an article that appeared in Nutrition in Clinical Practice ("Going with the Flow or Swimming Against the Tide,” February 2014).

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Swimming with IV Nutrition/Tube Feeding

A common question we receive from Oley members is whether a consumer can swim with a feeding tube or IV catheter. Below are some guidelines and resources. We advise you to speak with your physician first. (Click here for research on the relationship between bathing practices in HPN consumers and catheter related bloodstream infection.)

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Tube Feeding Tips
To Dress or Not to Dress: Securing Enteral Sites While Swimming

The ocean is my natural habitat. I am of Irish descent, and, like my forbearers who came here from an island nation, my life is circumscribed by the ocean. I live on Cape Cod, just five minutes from the ocean. Yet since 1999, I have not been able to go for an ocean swim because of the surgical placement of a J-Tube, in addition to a surgically placed G-Tube. You see, I have two tubes.

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Water Protection for Swimming/Bathing

Swimming with an Ostomy

Click here to read these tips from the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).

 

Note that the information provided here is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between the HPEN consumer and his or her physician. All issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. should be discussed with your health care provider prior to use. Medical information is reviewed by clinicians in a relevant field, but inclusion here does not imply endorsement by the Oley Foundation.

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more Calendar

2/6/2017 » 2/10/2017
Feeding Tube Awareness Week

2/18/2017 » 2/21/2017
Oley exhibit at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week

This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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