June , Volume Number 6 , page 66 - 66 [Free]. Effectiveness of pH measurements in predicting feeding tube placement. Skip to main content. Metabolic abnormalities in patients supported with enteral tube feeding.
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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) - American College of Gastroenterology
The insertion of a nasoenteral tube may cause discomfort, rhinitis, esophageal reflux and strictures, esophagitis, perforation of a pharyngeal or esophageal pouch, intracranial insertion, and accidental bronchial insertion and perforation. Consult with a pharmacist to ensure the patient's medications are compatible with the EN formula and that formula and medications can be cleared from the tube with adequate flushing. Other types of central lines go into the chest and a major blood vessel, as this diagram shows: How it works The end of the line hangs out of the chest. Nasoenteral tubes should be secured with tape, and the distance the tubes are inserted should be recorded—or even the tube itself marked with tape—so migration can be identified. Observing the appearance of feeding tube aspirates may be useful in distinguishing between gastric and small-bowel positions of feeding tubes. Baskin WN.
Types of Feeding Tubes and Terms to Know by the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation
Signs of respiratory distress eg, coughing, choking, dyspnea may occur when a feeding tube is inadvertently positioned in the airway. After the PEG feeding tube is placed, a registered dietitian, nurse, pharmacist or physician who specializes in nutrition should assess the patient to determine their nutritional needs; this means the amount of calories, protein, and fluids that will be necessary each day, as well as the most appropriate nutritional formula. This way they can see where to place the PEJ tube. PEG tubes are placed with the aid of an endoscope, an instrument to see inside your stomach and intestines. Major complications are rare but can occur and include major bleeding, peritonitis an infection inside the abdominal cavity and damage to the colon or other surrounding organs.
These tubes go into a part of the small intestine called the jejunum. Consult with a pharmacist to ensure the patient's medications are compatible with the EN formula and that formula and medications can be cleared from the tube with adequate flushing. Heart Lung J Crit Care. In fact, these beverages have an acidic pH that can worsen the occlusion by causing proteins in the EN formula to precipitate within the tube. Chest ; 1