Publication Date

10-1-2021

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Gastrostomy Tube, blended feeds

Disciplines

Nursing | Surgery

Notes

Poster presented at the 27th Annual Children's Mercy Hospital Advanced Practice Conference, October 2021.

Assessing Early Use and Complications of Gastrostomy Blended Feeds.

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