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Factors the contribute to tube clogging pt.2 – Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

Many factors (e.g., insufficient water flushes, contaminated formula, aspiration for gastric residuals, and improper medication preparation and administration) can contribute to the risk of tube clogging.[1]

References:

  1. Escuro, A.A., Burns, B., McLaughlin, K., Lopez, R. and Cresci, G.A. (2020), Dietitians’ Evaluation of Clearing Luminal Occlusions of Gunk (DECLOG): A Pilot Feasibility Study. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 35: 142-148. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncp.10318