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Navigating the holiday season – Tuesday Tube Facts

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Here are four tips to help you and your family enjoy a smoother, and more festive holiday season with a feeding tube: 1. Set your goals 2. Notify friends and family in advance 3. Dial-up your other senses 4. Stock up on supplies now.[1]

References:

  1. “Navigating the Holiday Season with a Feeding Tube.” Compleat® Organic Blends, www.compleat.com/blog/navigating-holiday-season-feeding-tube. 

Long term feeding and type 2 diabetes-Tuesday Tube Facts

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A large number of patients in the type 2 diabetes community have associated dysphagia due to underlying medical problems and require long-term enteral feeding.[1]

References:

  1. Dr. Tan Elisa, Sze Huei, Dr. Tan Adrian, Kok Heng, Ho, Yu-Ling. “Gastrostomy Tube Feeding and Management in the Community.” The Singapore Family Physician, vol. 46, no. 6, 2020, pp. 27–33., https://doi.org/10.33591/sfp.46.6.uo1.

Bedside devices-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Bedside devices help minimize the risk of gastric aspiration, promote tolerance, decrease radiologic exposure, and reduce nursing time consumed by tube placements, GI dysfunction, and patient discomfort.

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References:

  1. McCarthy, Mary & Martindale, Robert. (2015). Updating your nutrition care practice: Delivering evidence-based nutritional therapy to critically ill patients. Nursing Critical Care. 10. 18-26. 10.1097/01.CCN.0000457309.49500.57. 

Meeting the protein needs of Covid patients-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Survey results (n=198) found that nutritional therapy based on the EN intragastric infusion have been largely unsuccessful in achieving the protein needs of critically ill COVID-19 patients.[1]

References:

  1. Suliman S, McClave SA, Taylor BE, Patel J, Omer E, Martindale RG. Barriers to Nutritional Therapy in the Critically Ill Patient with COVID-19 Disease. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Sep 5.