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Drug absorption-Tuesday Tube Fact

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Some medications may not be administered with enteral formulas because they form precipitates that may clog the feeding tube and reduce drug absorption.[1]

To avoid compromising nutritional status, minimize the amount of time that feeding is interrupted by using once or twice daily dosage regimens.[3]

References:

  1. Beckwith, M. C., Feddema, S. S., Barton, R. G., & Graves, C. (2004). A Guide to Drug Therapy in Patients with Enteral Feeding Tubes: Dosage Form Selection and Administration Methods. Hospital Pharmacy, 39(3), 225–237. https://doi.org/10.1177/001857870403900308

Enteral Nutrition is Preferred-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition because it is less expensive and has a lower risk of complications.[1]

References:

  1. Hyeda A, Costa ÉSMD. Economic analysis of costs with enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy according to disease and outcome. Einstein. 2017. 15(2):192–199.

Enteral nutrition interruption-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Patients who had at least one interruption to their enteral nutrition increased their hospital length of stay by 8 days.[1]

References:

  1. 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. 

9% HEN GJ-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Nearly 9% of home enteral nutrition (HEN) patients have a gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tube.[1]

This is compared to more than 75% of HEN patients that have a gastrostomy (G) tube.[1]

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.

COVID Nutrition Recommendations-pump-Tuesday Tube Facts

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For COVID-19 patients requiring a feeding tube, continuous enteral nutrition via pump is recommended to decrease exposure to the healthcare provider.[1]

In case of pump shortages, infusion by gravity drain is preferred over bolus feeding.[1]

References:

  1. Patel JJ, Martindale RG, McClave SA. Relevant Nutrition Therapy in COVID-19 and the Constraints on Its Delivery by a Unique Disease Process. Nutr Clin Pract. 2020;35(5):792-799. doi:10.1002/ncp.10566