What is a Feeding Tube? - Types & Complications


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What is a feeding tube?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why a patient would have to have a feeding tube placed?

2. All of the following feeding types are discussed in this lesson, except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although feeding tubes have a purpose in the medical field, there are different types. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge by asking questions pertaining to complications from having a feeding tube and the most common surgically placed feeding tube.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked about the following:

  • A reason why a person would not need a feeding tube
  • Different types of feeding tubes
  • Definition of a feeding tube

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on feeding tubes
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the various types of feeding tubes
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons why a patient would need a feeding tube

Additional Learning

Develop your understanding of feeding tubes by reviewing the related lesson titled What is a Feeding Tube? - Types & Complications. This lesson will detail information of feeding tubes including:

  • What feeding tubes are and why patients who need a feeding tube
  • The different ways that feeding tubes are inserted and placed
  • The major and minor complications of feeding tubes