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Malnutrition Prevalent in Older Adults – Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

Malnutrition is highest among older adults (65+). Hospital stays with malnutrition are 2x longer than those without.[1]

Patients treated for Covid-19 may require a feeding tube to help supplement their nutrition to fight the infection.[2] Keeping these tubes clear by proactively using the TubeClear system may help maintain feeding tube flow so these patients keep getting the nutrition they need for recovery.[3]

References:

  1. Barrett ML, Bailey MK, Owens PL. “Non-maternal and Non-neonatal Inpatient Stays in the United States Involving Malnutrition.” U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016. https://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/HCUPMalnutritionHospReport_083018.pdf
  2. Garcia-Navarro, Lulu, host. “What Is The Treatment For COVID-19 Patients? A Doctor Explains.” Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR. March 15, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/816042230/what-is-the-treatment-for-covid-19-patients-a-doctor-explains
  3. Actuated Medical Inc. TubeClear Prophylactic Test Report: 1100791569, Rev002. 2019.

Malnutrition in Hospital Increases Risk of Complications – Tuesday Tube Facts

Malnutrition in Hospital Increases Risk of Complications – Tuesday Tube Facts

Hospitalized malnourished patients are at an increased risk for complications such as pressure ulcers, infections, and falls.[1]

Enteral nutrition can be used to prevent malnutrition.[2]

1. M. Isabel T.D. Correia, Refaat A. Hegazi, Takashi Higashiguchi, Jean-Pierre Michel, B. Ravinder Reddy, Kelly A. Tappenden, Mehmet Uyar, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Evidence-Based Recommendations for Addressing Malnutrition in Health Care: An Updated Strategy From the feedM.E. Global Study Group, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2014; 15(8); 544-550.

2. http://static.abbottnutrition.com/cms-prod/anhi.org/img/Enteral_Nutrition.pdf

Less EN Delivered than Ordered in Hospital – Tuesday Tube Facts

Less EN Delivered than Ordered in Hospital – Tuesday Tube Facts

Hospital patients on enteral nutrition often receive only 45-65% of the ordered nutrition. [1]

Approximately one-third of patients arrive at the hospital malnourished. [2]

1. Parrish, C., McCray, S. Part I Enteral Feeding Barriers: Pesky Bowel Sounds & Gastric Residual Volumes. Practical Gastroenterology. 2019; 183: 35-50.

2. Tappenden, K., Quatrara, B., Parkhurst, M., Malone, A., Ganjiang, G., Ziegler, T.  Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Auality of Care: An Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013; 37(4): 482-497.

Addressing Malnutrition Early Saves Money – Tuesday Tube Facts

Addressing Malnutrition Early Saves Money – Tuesday Tube Facts

Addressing malnutrition early in the hospital reduced the average length of stay by 3.2 days in a Johns Hopkins study.*

This also provided a substantial cost savings of $1,514 per patient.*

* Tappenden, K., Quatrara, B., Parkhurst, M., Malone, A., Ganjiang, G., Ziegler, T.  Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Auality of Care: An Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013; 37(4): 482-497

EN Impact on Psychological Well-Being – Tuesday Tube Facts

EN Impact on Psychological Well-Being – Tuesday Tube Facts

Malnutrition and dehydration negatively impacts a patient’s psychological well-being.*

Feelings of apathy, depression, fatigue, and loss of morale have been produced as a result of malnutrition and dehydration.*

* Lord, L.M. (2018), Enteral Access Devices: Types, Function, Care, and Challenges. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 33(1): 16-38. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10019