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NEVER bolus feed the J-port of a GJ tube-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

It is important to NEVER bolus feed the J-port of a GJ tube. The intestine is not able to hold as large of a volume as the stomach can.[1]

It is not uncommon to see continuous feeds of 20 hours a day or more with GJ tubes, especially at the beginning of feeding.[1]

References:

  1. Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation. Gastro-Jejunal (GJ) Tubes, 3 Mar. 2020, www.feedingtubeawareness.org/gj-tubes/.

9% HEN GJ-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Nearly 9% of home enteral nutrition (HEN) patients have a gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tube.[1]

This is compared to more than 75% of HEN patients that have a gastrostomy (G) tube.[1]

References:

  1. Guenter, P., Read, J. ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2017.

13k GJ tubes placed-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In 2014, approximately 13,000 gastrojejunostomy tubes were placed.[1]

This accounted for 5% of all feeding tubes placed that year.[1]

References:

  1. Guenter, P., Read, J. ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2017.