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Tube feedings: To pause or not to pause?

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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We've had many patients in the last year have tube feed aspiration because their HOB was 30 (and for those patients who slump >45). Constant reinforcement for the families is also required

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How can you be sure that is why they aspirated? Could it be the families slipping them drinks and food they aren't capable of swallowing properly or aspirating on the saliva they also can't swallow? Maybe you are assuming it is the tube feed because they were always taught that is what it must be when in fact it isn't really possible when the patient is tolerating the feeds? Something to think about. I have a gut feeling it isn't necessary to keep at 30 or more all the time. too busy to look into it right now. in the meanwhile I will keep at 30. we switch to bolus feedings when it becomes a problem and I think the little extra work is worth it sometimes.

good luck with your paper. I would love to read it

Considering the original oster poster hasn't been back since November 2016 I would hope the paper has been completed and graded by now. But good info

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Considering the original oster poster hasn't been back since November 2016 I would hope the paper has been completed and graded by now. But good info

I was thinking the same thing.

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Double-Helix has 6 years experience and works as a Nurse, Children's Hospital.

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But how did this thread progress two years ago without someone pointing out to the OP that "parenteral nutrition" is given intravenously?

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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But how did this thread progress two years ago without someone pointing out to the OP that "parenteral nutrition" is given intravenously?

I thought the same but my letter P isn't working nice. Enteral is GT JT NGT NDT NJT GJT

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