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Childrens Mercy 35%-Tuesday Tube Facts

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At Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, approximately 35% of patients are on enteral nutrition on any given day.[1]

Often these infants and children get several feedings per day of formula over 30 minutes using an enteral pump.[1]

References:

  1. Lyman, B., Williams, M., Sollazzo, J., Hayden, A., Hensley, P., Dai, H. and Roberts, C. (2017), Enteral Feeding Set Handling Techniques. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 32: 193-200. https://doi.org/10.1177/0884533616680840

EN interruptions-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Enteral nutrition is often interrupted because of procedures, positioning, technical issues with feeding accesses, and gastrointestinal intolerance issues.[1]

References:

  1. Stewart, M.L. Interruptions in Enteral Nutrition Delivery in Critically Ill Patients and Recommendations for Clinical Practice. Critical Care Nurse. 2014. 34(4):14-22.
  2. Blumenstein, I., Shastri, Y.M., Stein, J. Gastroenteric tube feeding: techniques, problems and solutions. World J Gastroenterol. 2014. 20(26):8505-24.

Feeding Tubes Often Clog-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Feeding tubes clog as often as 35% of the time.[1]

The average feeding interruption per patient is more than 5 hours per day in critically ill adults.[2]

References:

  1. Dandeles, L. and Lodolee, A. Efficacy of Agents to Prevent and Treat Enteral Feeding Tube Clogs. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011. 45:676-680.
  2. Stewart, M.L. Interruptions in Enteral Nutrition Delivery in Critically Ill Patients and Recommendations for Clinical Practice. Critical Care Nurse. 2014. 34(4):14-22.

Clogged Feeding Tubes Interrupt Nutrition – Tuesday Tube Facts

Surgical ICU patients with a least one interruption to their enteral nutrition experience a higher calorie deficit than those with no interruptions.[2]

References:

  1. Bourgault, A.M., Heyland, D.K., Drover, J.W., Keefe, L., Newman, P., and Day, A. G. Prophylactic Pancreatic Enzymes to Reduce Feeding Tube Occlusions. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2003. 18:398-401.
  2. Peev, M. P., Yeh, D. D., Quraishi, S. A., Osler, P. , Chang, Y. , Gillis, E. , Albano, C. E., Darak, S. and Velmahos, G. C. Causes and Consequences of Interrupted Enteral Nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2015. 39: 21-27.

Patients on EN in ICU Receive just 60% of Nutrition – Tuesday Tube Facts

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ICU patients with feeding tubes receive an average of 60% of their required nutrition.

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Critically ill patients are at an increased risk for malnutrition because of alterations in protein and energy metabolism displayed in response to trauma, major surgery, burns, and sepsis.[2]

References:

  1. Guenter, P., Read, J. ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2017.
  2. Stewart, M.L. Interruptions in Enteral Nutrition Delivery in Critically Ill Patients and Recommendations for Clinical Practice. Critical Care Nurse. 2014. 34(4):14-22