Presentation on theme: "Get it in Keep it in Keep it running Adventures in bedside feeding tube placement and other hands-on feeding tube related activities by registered dietitians."— Presentation transcript:
Get it in Keep it in Keep it running Adventures in bedside feeding tube placement and other hands-on feeding tube related activities by registered dietitians. Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting, March 20, 2014
Objectives Describe the experience of one clinical nutrition team developing a program for hands-on feeding tube placement and care. Discuss benefits in terms of patient care of dietitian involvement in feeding tube placement and care, including cost savings. Discuss pros and cons for dietitians of taking on the role of feeding tube placement and care.
Training: bridle placement MD champion Watch one – Do one Competency check list provided by manufacturer
Bridle placement method Insert probes Feel & listen for click Remove stylet Pull tape through Clip onto feeding tube Knot and clip ends
Training: bedside feeding tube placement Outside advice Create training competency One on one training with multiple RNs Trained RDs pass off other RDs
FT placement method Position patient Measure Advance to stomach Assess o Pull back with syringe o Watch for pop o Observe contents for amount, texture, color o Listen over abdomen middle and side Advance using puff and twist Assess again, look for changes Secure Confirm placement (abdominal film) Document
Training: TubeClear In-house training by manufacturer Artificial feeding tube clogs provided Competency checklist provided
Dietitian Pros & Cons Better understanding of patient experience Increased empathy Ability to trouble shoot feeding tube problems Recognition from RNs and other staff Improved relationship with caregiver team
Dietitian Pros & Cons Exposure to mucous and vomit Inflict pain or discomfort Difficult or agitated patients Increased responsibility/liability Greater commitment
Data collection Checklist items Adverse events RD time spent Time from order to insertion Gastric vs SB placement Who placed the tube
Reduced total fluoro placement Bedside placement by RNs and RDs Avoid unnecessary replacement o Bridles o Clearing clogs o Avoiding clogs Feed stomach when appropriate Educating MDs on appropriate uses for fluoro Intraoperative placement
Feeding tubes placed in fluoro o 2012: 124 o 2013: 88 Cost reduced by 29% Reduced total fluoro placement
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