BTF for adult patients-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Common indications for Blenderized Tube Feeding (BTF) with adult patients typically includes patients who are expected to be on tube feeding long term.[1]

Typical conditions/disease states include, Oncology, Stroke, ALS, Dysphagia, and TBI. BTF is commonly used in Acute Care, Post Acute Care, and Outpatient settings.[3]


1. Johnson , Teresa, director. Blenderized Tube Feeding for Adult Enteral Nutrition Patients. YouTube, ASPEN , 3 Nov. 2020.                                                       

  1.                 www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX1lVPWQk_w&t=1s. 

GJ and G tube complication rates-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Although gastrostomy (G) tubes and gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tubes had similar complication rates and emergency department visits, GJ tube complications were more likely to result in intervention by radiology.[1]


  1. Ronning, Meghann Marie, Gaillard, Philippe, Wey, Andrew, and Roback, Mark G. Comparison of Emergency Department Visits for Complications of Gastrostomy Versus Gastrojejunostomy Tubes in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct;33(10):e71-e74.

    Enteral nutrition interruption-Tuesday Tube Facts

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    Patients who had at least one interruption to their enteral nutrition increased their hospital length of stay by 8 days.[1]


    1. Peev, M. P., Yeh, D. D., Quraishi, S. A., Osler, P., Chang, Y., Gillis, E., Albano, C. E., Darak, S. and Velmahos, G. C. Causes and Consequences of Interrupted Enteral Nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2015. 39: 21-27. 

    GJ Tube placement expectations-Tuesday Tube Facts

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    After the GJ Tube placement the patient can return to the hospital room where they will rest for 2-4 hours. The G-port will be attached to suction for at least 4 hours.[1]

    Feedings through the J-port can be started after the patient rests for a few hours. Abdominal pain at the new site for a few days is normal.[1]


    1. UW Health.Gastrojejunostomy Tube (GJ Tube) | Health and Nutrition Facts for You | Patients & Families, UW Health , Oct. 2020, https://patient.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/7986.

    Childrens Mercy 35%-Tuesday Tube Facts

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    At Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, approximately 35% of patients are on enteral nutrition on any given day.[1]

    Often these infants and children get several feedings per day of formula over 30 minutes using an enteral pump.[1]


    1. Lyman, B., Williams, M., Sollazzo, J., Hayden, A., Hensley, P., Dai, H. and Roberts, C. (2017), Enteral Feeding Set Handling Techniques. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 32: 193-200. https://doi.org/10.1177/0884533616680840