In Vitro Formation of Biofilms on Lopez Enteral Feeding Valves
- Enteral nutrition practices in the intensive care unit: Understanding of nursing practices and perspectives. Gupta, Babita; Agrawal, Pramendra; Soni, Kapil D.; Yadav, Vikas; Dhakal, Roshni; Khurana, Shally; Misra, M. C. // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;Jan2012, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p41
Background: Adequate nutritional support is important for the comprehensive management of patients in ntensive care units (ICUs). Aim: The study was aimed to survey prevalent enteral nutrition practices in the trauma intensive care unit, nurses' perception, and their knowledge of enteral...
- tube feeding. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2383
A definition of the medical term "tube feeding" is presented.
- ENTERAL FEEDING IN SICK CHILDREN: A BLIND TECHNIQUE FOR PLACING NASOJEJUNAL FEEDING TUBES. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2003 Supplement, Vol. 88, pA31
Presents an abstract of the study 'Enteral Feeding in Sick Children: A Blind Technique for Placing Nasojejunal Feeding Tubes,' by R. Meyer, S. Harrison, K. Elwig, R. Nicholson and P. Ramnarayan, presented at the 7th Spring Meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
- ASK THE EXPERTS. Maloney, James; Metheny, Norma // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2002, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p84
Discusses the controversy in using blue dye in enteral tube feedings as a method of detecting pulmonary aspiration. Rationale behind the method; Most commonly used blue dye in American food; Factor that explains the high mortality observed with blue dye absorption cases.
- Tube feeding: Administration tips. Bliss, Donna Zimmaro; Lehmann, Sharon; Moore, Amy Slugg // RN;Aug99, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p29
Part II. Discusses the basics of tube feedings. Conditions for initiating tube feeding; Types of tubes used; Common complications associated with tube feeding. INSET: How the tube is placed..
- Pneumothorax after Nasoenteral Feeding Tube Placement. Kaufman, Jarrod P.; Hughes, William B.; Kerstein, Morris D. // American Surgeon;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p772
Nasoenteral tubes are placed routinely for feeding in patients in intensive care units and medical-surgical floor settings. Safe placement in the stomach/postpyloric location is performed by a wide array of medical personnel. We report a patient with placement of a nasoenteral tube into the...
- gavage. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p935
A definition of the term "gavage," which refers to a food being given to a patient via a tube passed through the nostrils, oropharynx and esohagus into the stomach or duodenum, is presented.
- Osmolality of modified enteral tube feeds for adults in hospitals across the Western Cape Province. Schafer, L.; Templin, K.; Dlamini, P.; Kruger, J. M.; Van Wyk, A. // South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition;2009, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p81
Objectives: The first aim of this study was to determine the incidence of use, reasons for use, and procedures/recipes followed in modifying enteral tube feeds (ETFs) for adults in state and private hospitals across the Western Cape Province (WCP), South Africa (baseline data). The second aim...
- Biofilm Growth on the Lopez Enteral Feeding Valve Cultured in Enteral Nutrition: Potential Implications for Medical-Surgical Patients, Nursing Care, and Research. Solseng, Tracy; Vinson, Heather; Gibbs, Penelope; Greenwald, Beverly // MEDSURG Nursing;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p225
Medical-surgical patients may receive enteral nutrition via feeding tubes. This research study determined Pseudomonas aeruginosa can develop a bacterial biofilm on the opezenteral feeding valve in 3 days when cultured in enteral nutrition. Biofilms can cause nosocomial infections.