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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]

References:

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. 

Clog Require Intervention-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In one study of Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) patients, feeding tube dysfunction (including clogging) was the most common complication requiring intervention by a healthcare provider.[1]

The study found that 25% of HEN patients experienced a clogged feeding tube.[1]

References:

  1. Crosby, J. and Duerksen, D.R. (2007), A Prospective Study of Tube‐ and Feeding‐Related Complications in Patients Receiving Long‐Term Home Enteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 31: 274-277. doi:10.1177/0148607107031004274

61% HEN Clogging-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In one study of Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) patients, only 39% never experienced a clogged feeding tube.[1]

Feeding tubes less than 14 French in diameter were more likely to clog than those larger than 14 French.[1]

References:

  1. Epp, L.M., Salonen, B.R., Hurt, R.T. and Mundi, M.S. (2019), Cross‐sectional Evaluation of Home Enteral Nutrition Practice in the United States in the Context of the New Enteral Connectors. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 43: 1020-1027. doi:10.1002/jpen.1510

EN in Home Care-Tuesday Tube Facts

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About 13% of home care patients receive enteral nutrition, according to the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).[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.
  2. Mundi, M.S., Pattisson, A., McMahon, M.T., Davidson, J., Hurt, R.T. Prevalence of home parenteral and enteral nutrition in the United States. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2017. 32:799-805.