Bedside electromagnetic-guided feeding tube placement: an improvement over traditional placement technique?

@article{Gray2007BedsideEF,
  title={Bedside electromagnetic-guided feeding tube placement: an improvement over traditional placement technique?},
  author={Rebecca N. Gray and Cameo Tynan and Lisa A. Reed and Jeanette M Hasse and Mary Kramlich and Susan H Roberts and Judy E Suneson and Jennifer Lynn Thompson and Jacquelyn Neylon},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={436-44}
}
BACKGROUND Registered dietitian/registered nurse (RD/RN) teams were created to place small bowel feeding tubes (SBFT) at the bedside in intensive care unit (ICU) patients using an electromagnetic tube placement device (ETPD). The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of placing feeding tubes at the ICU bedside using an ETPD. Secondary outcomes included success rate, cost, and timeliness of feeding initiation. METHODS Data were collected prospectively on 20 SBFT blind… CONTINUE READING

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