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Value of nutrition support – Tuesday Tube Facts

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Delivery of nutrition support to patients at nutrition risk could save the Medicare program up to $580 million per year by shortening the length of stay and complication avoidance.[1]

References:

  1. Tyler, R., Barrocas, A., Guenter, P., Araujo Torres, K., Bechtold, M.L., Chan, L.-N., Collier, B., Collins, N.A., Evans, D.C., Godamunne, K., Hamilton, C., Hernandez, B.J.D., Mirtallo, J.M., Nadeau, W.J., Partridge, J., Perugini, M., Valladares, A. and (2020), Value of Nutrition Support Therapy: Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes in the United States. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 44: 395-406. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.1768

EN for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer – Tuesday Tube Facts

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Head & neck cancer and the treatment modalities have significant nutritional impacts. Patients often need nutrition support which can include enteral nutrition. The type of feeding tube placed, when the EN begins, and the type of formula can all impact patient clinical outcomes.[1]

References:

  1. Heneghen, Lisa, MPH, RDN, SNSC, CSO. Enteral Nutrition for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. ASPEN Videos and Podcasts. 2022; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YjOwB3cuPg

The danger of tube misconnections – Tuesday Tube Fact

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It is common to see patients in the hospital with a feeding tube, an arterial catheter, and a central venous catheter, which all have the same connector. A misconnection is physiologically incompatible with life, and if enteral feeding is placed inside the IV line, it would be like concrete pouring into a patient’s heart.[1]

References:

  1. Simmons, Debra. “Keeping Everyone Safe: Tubing Misconnections.” The Oley Foundation, accessed 21 Feb. 2022, https://oley.org/page/DebSimmonsTubeMis

20% of patients discharged with EN – Tuesday Tube Facts

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More than 20% of patients discharged with EN have readmissions related to EN, many within 90 days of initiating EN.[1]

Quality improvement interventions targeting post-discharge care to address these causes may decrease hospital readmissions in this high-risk and medically complex population of patients.[1]

References:

  1. Palchaudhuri, S., Mehta, S.J., Snider, C.K., Parsikia, A., Hudson, L., Compher, C., Lewis, J.D., Wu, G.D. and Pickett-Blakely, O. (2022), Causes of readmissions for patients discharged on enteral nutrition. J Parenter Enteral Nutr.. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.2331

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.