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Providers are hesitant to recommend using blended tube feeds (BF) after gastrostomy tube (GT) placement due to increased risk of bacterial contamination, nutrition inadequacy, tube blockages, and lack of data addressing clinical outcomes. Caregivers often feel that BF are more natural, better tolerated, and more cost-effective. We studied early use of BF, potential complications, and satisfaction among caregivers.
Gastrostomy Tube, blended feeds
Nursing | Surgery
Fraser, James; Sayers, Kristen L.; Pierce, Amy L.; Orrick, Beth A.; Svetanoff, Wendy Jo; Oyetunji, Tolulope A. MD MPH; and St Peter, Shawn D., "Assessing Early Use and Complications of Gastrostomy Blended Feeds." (2021). Posters. 249.