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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.

GJ and G tube complication rates-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Although gastrostomy (G) tubes and gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tubes had similar complication rates and emergency department visits, GJ tube complications were more likely to result in intervention by radiology.[1]

Referenc

  1. Ronning, Meghann Marie, Gaillard, Philippe, Wey, Andrew, and Roback, Mark G. Comparison of Emergency Department Visits for Complications of Gastrostomy Versus Gastrojejunostomy Tubes in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct;33(10):e71-e74.

    PA Reporting-Tuesday Tube Facts

    References:

    1. Irving, S., Rempel, G., Lyman, B., Sevilla, W., Northington, L., Guenter, P. Pediatric Nasogastric Tube Placement and Verification: Best Practice Recommendations From the NOVEL Project. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2018. 33(6):921-927. 
    2. Wallace, S.C. Data Snapshot: Complications Linked to Iatrogenic Enteral Feeding Tube Misplacements. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory. 2017. 14:1-60.

    1972 Published Misconnection-Tuesday Tube Facts

    References:

    1. Guenter, P. and Lyman, B. ENFit Enteral Nutrition Connectors. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 2016. 31: 769-772.

    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.