• Blind bedside insertion of small bowel feeding tubes.

      Duggan, SN; Egan, S M; Smyth, N D; Feehan, S M; Breslin, N; Conlon, K C; Department of Nutrition and Dietetics & Centre for Pancreatico-Biliary Diseases, Adelaide & Meath Hospitals, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. sinead.duggan@amnch.ie (Irish journal of medical science, 2009-12)
      The use of Naso-Jejunal (NJ) feeding is limited by difficulty in feeding tube placement. Patients have traditionally required transfer to Endoscopy or Radiology for insertion of small bowel feeding tubes, with clear resource implications. We hypothesised that the adoption of a simple bedside procedure would be effective and reduce cost. Clinical nutrition and nurse specialist personnel were trained in the 10/10/10 method of blind bedside NJ insertion.