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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.

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.

EN Replaced PN in Burn Patients – Tuesday Tube Facts

EN Replaced PN in Burn Patients – Tuesday Tube Facts

Enteral nutrition (EN) has almost completely replaced parenteral nutrition (PN) in burn patients.*

EN is safe, cost effective, and has many clinical advantages over PN for delivering vital nutrition to severely burned patients.*

* Clark, A., Imran, J., Madni, T., Wolf, S. Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients. Burns & Trauma. 2017. 5:11

Over 13% of Malnourished Patients Receive PN or EN – Tuesday Tube Facts

Over 13% of Malnourished Patients Receive PN or EN – Tuesday Tube Facts

13.4% of patients who were diagnosed as malnourished received either parenteral or enteral nutrition during their hospital stay.[1]

Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition because it is cheaper and has a lower risk of complications (especially infection).[2]

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. Hyeda A, Costa ÉSMD. Economic analysis of costs with enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy according to disease and outcome. Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2017;15(2):192–199. doi:10.1590/S1679-45082017GS4002.