alexa The routine bridling of nasojejunal tubes is a safe and effective method of reducing dislodgement in the intensive care unit.


Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition

Author(s): Seder CW, Janczyk R

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Abstract PURPOSE: To determine if the routine bridling of nasoenteric feeding tubes in the intensive care unit is a low-morbidity, cost-effective method of decreasing tube dislodgement. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected from 62 consecutive bridled patients and compared with that from 172 consecutive unbridled patients for differences in tube dislodgement, nasal ulceration, and estimated cost. RESULTS: Bridled patients demonstrated significantly less tube dislodgement (6.5\% vs 32.6\%, P < .0001). Bridling resulted in 4 cases of nasal ulceration per 800 tube feeding days, all of which were associated with red rubber catheter bridles. Conversion to 1/8-in umbilical tape bridles eliminated ulceration and further reduced dislodgement from 10\% to 4.8\%. Implementation of bridling saved an estimated $4038 over 3 months. CONCLUSIONS: Nasal bridling is a simple, cost-effective practice that may reduce the rate of nasoenteric tube dislodgement. The use of 1/8-in umbilical tape may be more effective and safer than 8-Fr red rubber catheters for this purpose. This article was published in Nutr Clin Pract and referenced in Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition

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