Category list : Enteral feeding
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Nutrition nurse specialists say they have seen a surge in emergency call-outs because of problems related to the “disjointed” roll-out of new enteral feeding devices.
An online tool designed to identify patients living in the community at risk of malnutrition has been launched by the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Enhancing patient safety in enteral feedingSubscription
New international design standards for medical device connectors are being rolled out globally to prevent life-threatening misconnections
Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubesSubscription
Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation
A doctor ignored advice from nurses about a wrongly placed feeding tube, which contributed to the death of a patient at a London hospital, an inquest heard this week.
Maintaining hydration in enteral tube feedingSubscription
Survey findings show that health professionals need to give more consideration to hydration when administering enteral tube feeding to patient
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There are serious failures in ensuring vulnerable patients receive adequate fluids, particularly for patients on enteral tube feeding, according to research.
What syringe should you use to administer drugs via an enteral feeding tube? What do you think?
NPSA issues nasogastric flushing warning Subscription
The National Patient Safety Agency has repeated a warning on the risk of harm posed by flushing nasogastric tubes before confirmation of placement.