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Did you know…?

Up to 35% of enteral feeding tubes will become clogged.[1,2]

If a clogged feeding tube cannot be cleared, it will be replaced. Replacing a feeding tube can incur numerous costs, as well as risk of malposition.

References:

  1. Dandeles LM, Lodolce AE. Efficacy of agents to prevent and treat enteral feeding tube clogs. Ann Pharmacother. 2011;45:676-680.
  2. Blumenstein I, Shastri YM, Stein J. Gastroenteric tube feeding: techniques, problems and solutions. World J Gastroenterol. 2014;20:8505-8524.