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Blind bedside placement rate-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Over 25 years of documented evidence concluded that between 1%- 2% of blindly placed small bore feeding tubes enter the airway UNDETECTED.[1]

The large number of blind feeding tube placements results in unacceptable numbers of unnecessary harm to patients.[3]

References:

  1. Krenitsky, J. Blind Bedside Placement of Feeding Tubes: Treatment or Threat? Practical Gastroenterology. 2011. March; 32-42.

EAD Misplacement into Lung Can Lead to Death – Tuesday Tube Facts

EAD Misplacement into Lung Can Lead to Death – Tuesday Tube Facts

Of the 1.2 million small bore feeding tubes placed, about 0.1-0.3% of patients die as a result of blind misplacement.*

About 1.2–2 percent of small bore feeding tubes that are placed blindly at the bedside enter the airway undetected. *

* Krenitsky, J. Blind Bedside Placement of Feeding Tubes: Treatment or Threat? Practical Gastroenterology. 2011; March, 32-42.