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ICU Nutritional Practice-Tuesday Tube Facts

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For enteral Covid-19 patients, feeding tube placement and aspiration are potential aerosol generating procedures.[1]

Tip to decrease Covid-19 exposure due to aerosol generating procedures: Decrease exposure by quicker gastric tube placement rather than postpyloric placement.[3]

References:

  1. Rimensberger, Peter C., et al. “Caring for Critically Ill Children with Suspected or Proven Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Recommendations by the Scientific Sections’ Collaborative of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care.” Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, vol. 22, no. 1, 2020, pp. 56–67., doi:10.1097/pcc.0000000000002599.

Enteral Nutrition is Preferred-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition because it is less expensive and has a lower risk of complications.[1]

References:

  1. Hyeda A, Costa ÉSMD. Economic analysis of costs with enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy according to disease and outcome. Einstein. 2017. 15(2):192–199.

Oley Survey-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In a survey, 81% of feeding tubes became clogged with 40% requiring tube replacement.[1]

The 180 Oley Foundation members were surveyed. The members included patients and caregivers in an extended care environment.

References:

  1. Oley Foundation Member Survey: Enteral Feeding Tube Clogging and Resolution. In: Actuated Medical, Inc.; 2015.

GJ and G Tube Complication Rates (2)-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]

References:

  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]

References:

  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.