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PEG placement and ICU beds-Tuesday Tube Facts

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For COVID-19 patients with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure, PEG tube placement along with a tracheostomy tube may expedite discharge planning. [1]

References:

  1. Goyal H, Ali A, Bansal P. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in COVID-19 Patients. Front Nutr. 2021 Jun 4;8:603276. D: PMC8211889.

G Tube and blockage-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Gastrostomy tubes may become blocked by gastric mucosal overgrowth, which requires surgery. Tube blockage or intraperitoneal leakage can be assessed using water-soluble contrast.[1]

References:

  1. Gavi, S., Hensley, J., Cervo, F., Nicastri, C., Fields, S. Management of Feeding Tube Complications in the Long-Term Care Resident. Annals of Long-Term Care. 2008. 16(4):28-32.

25% of NG tubes-Tuesday Tube Facts

There is however no evidence to support the use of weighted NG tubes in terms of either placement or maintenance of position.[1]

References:

  1. Stroud, M., Duncan, H., Nightingale, J. Guidelines for enteral feeding in adult hospital patients. Gut. 2003. 52:vii1-vii12.

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

Sugar in Liquid Medications-Tuesday Tube Facts

References:

  1. Marilyn Schallom. How to recognize, prevent, and troubleshoot mechanical complications of enteral feeding tubes. MyAmericanNurse, Feb 2016. https://www.myamericannurse.com/recognize-prevent-troubleshoot-mechanical-complications-enteral-feeding-tubes/.