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Bedside devices-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Bedside devices help minimize the risk of gastric aspiration, promote tolerance, decrease radiologic exposure, and reduce nursing time consumed by tube placements, GI dysfunction, and patient discomfort.

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References:

  1. McCarthy, Mary & Martindale, Robert. (2015). Updating your nutrition care practice: Delivering evidence-based nutritional therapy to critically ill patients. Nursing Critical Care. 10. 18-26. 10.1097/01.CCN.0000457309.49500.57. 

Meeting the protein needs of Covid patients-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Survey results (n=198) found that nutritional therapy based on the EN intragastric infusion have been largely unsuccessful in achieving the protein needs of critically ill COVID-19 patients.[1]

References:

  1. Suliman S, McClave SA, Taylor BE, Patel J, Omer E, Martindale RG. Barriers to Nutritional Therapy in the Critically Ill Patient with COVID-19 Disease. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Sep 5.

Patient Malnutrition-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Decreasing patient malnutrition helps to decrease healthcare cost, reduce hospital length of stay, reduce readmission, improve functionality and improve quality of life.[1]

References:

  1. ANHI Team. “ADDRESSING MALNUTRITION ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE.” Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, 1 Sept. 2020

NG Tube Complications-Tuesday Tube Facts

According to recent reviews of tube insertions, the risk of misplacing an NG tube into the airway may reach 2% or higher when tubes are inserted blindly.[1]

References:

  1. Powers, J, Brown, B, Lyman, B, et al. Development of a competency model for placement and verification of nasogastric and nasoenteric feeding tubes for adult hospitalized patients. Nutr. Clin. Pract. 2021; 36: 517– 533. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncp.10671

Administration of Enteral Nutrition Aids-Tuesday Tube Facts

References:

  1. Melissa L. Stewart. Interruptions in enteral nutrition delivery in critically ill patients and recommendations for clinical practice. CriticalCareNurse, Aug 2014.