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PEG placement and ICU beds-Tuesday Tube Facts

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For COVID-19 patients with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure, PEG tube placement along with a tracheostomy tube may expedite discharge planning. [1]

References:

  1. Goyal H, Ali A, Bansal P. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in COVID-19 Patients. Front Nutr. 2021 Jun 4;8:603276. D: PMC8211889.

Eating solid food-Tuesday Tube Facts

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A patient may fear that once a feeding tube is placed, they will never be able to eat solid food again. If the patient can eat by mouth safely, then they can eat food and supplement with the tube feeding.[1]

Eating food will not cause damage to the tube, nor does having a feeding tube make it unsafe to eat.[1]

References:

  1. Soelberg, MS, RD, LDN , Juliette. 5 Misconceptions about Feeding TUBES: Dietitians on Demand. Edited by Kimberly Brown, MS, RD/LD, 27 Apr. 2021, dietitiansondemand.com/top-5-questions-and-misconceptions-about-feeding-tubes/. 

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.