AffiliationDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics & Centre for Pancreatico-Biliary Diseases, Adelaide & Meath Hospitals, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. email@example.com
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CitationBlind bedside insertion of small bowel feeding tubes. 2009, 178 (4):485-9 Ir J Med Sci
PublisherIrish journal of medical science
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractThe 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.