to safer feeding

tube care.



A recent survey, conducted by Cnicus LLC, of USA nursing professionals indicate:

Nursing professionals’ agree, there has to be a better method for consistent feeding tube placement. The Buddy beams new light on old feeding tube placement methods and practices.

1.100% of the nurses answered yes we need for a more consistent method of accurately locating the distal end of a feeding tube at all times during treatment.

2. 85% were ready to trial a non-radiographic medical device that locates the end of a feeding tube.

3. 100% of the nurses inserted feeding tubes in the hospital setting.

4. 85% of the nurses stated they cared for a patient who experienced complications due to an improperly placed feeding tube.

5. Of the complications surveyed related to mal-positioned feeding tubes the nurses were most familiar with:

• Pneumonia, Aspiration, Peritonitis 100%

• Pneumothorax, Brain Placement 87.5%

• Bowel Perforation 85.7%

• Death 71.5%

6. The methods most frequently used to confirm the placement of gastric feeding tubes:

• 75% used Air-insufflation and X-ray in Neonatal and Pediatric patients

• 71% used Air-insufflation and X-ray in Adult patients

• 50% used gastric aspirate analysis in Neonatal/Pediatric/Adult patients

• 14-20% used gastric pH in Neonatal/Pediatric/Adult patients

7. 66% of the nurses responded that consistency of care between hospitals and home care was lacking and safer confirmation methods were needed in the home care settings when using temporary feeding tubes.

Survey Results

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