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Risks associated with malnutrition-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Feelings of apathy, depression, fatigue, and loss of morale have been produced as a result of malnutrition and dehydration.[1]

References:

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

Malnutrition and Patient Care-Tuesday Tube Facts

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According to a novel care model, hospital malnutrition has the potential to improve patient care quality, clinical outcomes and reduce costs.[1]

Approximately, one-third of patients arrive at the hospital malnourished. [1]

References:

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

Malnutrition costly-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Patients with malnutrition had 3 times greater length of stay and costs than patients who did not have a malnutrition diagnosis.[1]

Hospital patients on enteral nutrition often receive only 45-65% of the ordered nutrition.[2]

References:

  1. Corkins, M., Guenter, P., DiMario-Ghalili, R., Jensen, G., Malone, A., Miller, S., Patel, V., Plogsted, S., Resnick, H. Malnutrition Diagnoses in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Pareneteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2014. 38(2): 186-195.
  2. Parrish, C., McCray, S. Part I Enteral Feeding Barriers: Pesky Bowel Sounds & Gastric Residual Volumes. Practical Gastroenterology. 2019. 183: 35-50.

Malnutrition Increases LOS-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Patients with malnutrition had 3 times greater length of stay and costs than patients who did not have a malnutrition diagnosis.[1]

References:

  1. Corkins, M., Guenter, P., DiMario-Ghalili, R., Jensen, G., Malone, A., Miller, S., Patel, V., Plogsted, S., Resnick, H. Malnutrition Diagnoses in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Pareneteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2014. 38(2): 186-195.

Malnutrition Prevalent in Older Adults – Tuesday Tube Facts

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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.