fbpx

Eating solid food-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

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/. 

Timing of nutrition for Covid-19 patients-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

For Covid-19 patients that require ICU care, the timing of enteral nutrition delivery is an important issue to improve mortality and reduce infections.[1]

Initiating early enteral nutrition within 24-36 hours of admission to the ICU or within 12 hours of intubation and placement on mechanical ventilation should be the goal to address critical care nutritional needs of Covid-19 patients.[3]

References:

  1. Martindale, R., Patel, J., Taylor, B., Warren, M., McClave, S. Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care. Reviewed and Approved by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Updated May 26, 2020.

Malnutrition and Patient Care-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

According to a novel care model, hospital malnutrition has the potential to improve patient care quality, clinical outcomes and reduce costs.[1]

Approximately, one-third of patients arrive at the hospital malnourished. [1]

References:

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

GJ tubes replaced-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

During a 6 month period, patients requiring after hours or weekend GJ tube replacements participated in a repeated cross-sectional study. More than 240 GJ feeding tubes were replaced.[1]

References:

  1. Sharafinski, Mark E. Jr.; Sehnert, Elizabeth; Moe, David; Zhang, Liyun; Simpson, Pippa; Vo, Nghia J. Pediatric Gastrojejunostomy Tube Replacement: Effects of Communication on the Need for After-Hours Procedures, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: September 2016 – Volume 63 – Issue 3 – p e27-e30 doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001267

PEG fewer complications-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

Surgical gastrostomy has the highest total complication rate of 29% compared to approximately 15% for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or radiological gastrostomy.[1]

Complications may include tube blockage, infection, or abscess among others.[1]

References:

  1. Karthikumar, Balasubramanian et al. “Percutaneous gastrostomy placement by intervention radiology: Techniques and outcome.” The Indian journal of radiology & imaging vol. 28,2 (2018): 225-231. doi:10.4103/ijri.IJRI_393_17