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Over 13% of Malnourished Patients Receive PN or EN – Tuesday Tube Facts

Over 13% of Malnourished Patients Receive PN or EN – Tuesday Tube Facts

13.4% of patients who were diagnosed as malnourished received either parenteral or enteral nutrition during their hospital stay.[1]

Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition because it is cheaper and has a lower risk of complications (especially infection).[2]

1. Corkins, M., Guenter, P., DiMario-Ghalili, R., Jensen, G., Malone, A., Miller, S., Patel, V., Plogsted, S., Resnick, H. Malnutrition Diagnoses in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Pareneteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2014; 38(2): 186-195.

2. Hyeda A, Costa ÉSMD. Economic analysis of costs with enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy according to disease and outcome. Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2017;15(2):192–199. doi:10.1590/S1679-45082017GS4002.

Malnutrition in Hospital Increases Risk of Complications – Tuesday Tube Facts

Malnutrition in Hospital Increases Risk of Complications – Tuesday Tube Facts

Hospitalized malnourished patients are at an increased risk for complications such as pressure ulcers, infections, and falls.[1]

Enteral nutrition can be used to prevent malnutrition.[2]

1. M. Isabel T.D. Correia, Refaat A. Hegazi, Takashi Higashiguchi, Jean-Pierre Michel, B. Ravinder Reddy, Kelly A. Tappenden, Mehmet Uyar, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Evidence-Based Recommendations for Addressing Malnutrition in Health Care: An Updated Strategy From the feedM.E. Global Study Group, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2014; 15(8); 544-550.

2. http://static.abbottnutrition.com/cms-prod/anhi.org/img/Enteral_Nutrition.pdf

Less EN Delivered than Ordered in Hospital – Tuesday Tube Facts

Less EN Delivered than Ordered in Hospital – Tuesday Tube Facts

Hospital patients on enteral nutrition often receive only 45-65% of the ordered nutrition. [1]

Approximately one-third of patients arrive at the hospital malnourished. [2]

1. Parrish, C., McCray, S. Part I Enteral Feeding Barriers: Pesky Bowel Sounds & Gastric Residual Volumes. Practical Gastroenterology. 2019; 183: 35-50.

2. Tappenden, K., Quatrara, B., Parkhurst, M., Malone, A., Ganjiang, G., Ziegler, T.  Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Auality of Care: An Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013; 37(4): 482-497.