Dye in Enteral Feedings

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Dye in Enteral Feedings. 2. Expected Practice. Dye should not be used in enteral feedings. Dye in Enteral Feedings. 3. Supporting Evidence. Research has shown dye in enteral feedings is not always visible in tracheal secretions. Consensus statement recommended dye in feedings be discontinued. Dye

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1. Dye in Enteral Feedings 1 Dye in Enteral Feedings September 2010

2. Dye in Enteral Feedings 2 Expected Practice Dye should not be used in enteral feedings

3. Dye in Enteral Feedings 3 Supporting Evidence Research has shown dye in enteral feedings is not always visible in tracheal secretions Consensus statement recommended dye in feedings be discontinued

4. Dye in Enteral Feedings 4 Supporting Evidence The addition of dye associated with adverse events Gastric bacterial colonization Diarrhea Systemic dye absorption Death

5. Dye in Enteral Feedings 5 Supporting Evidence In 2003 FDA issued a Public Health Advisory based on reports of toxicity and death.

6. Dye in Enteral Feedings 6 Supporting Evidence Glucose testing of tracheal aspirates no longer recommended as a viable method to detect aspiration.

7. Dye in Enteral Feedings 7 Nursing Actions Consider forming a multidisciplinary task force to address removing dye from enteral feedings. Assure that documents about enteral feedings do not include the addition of dye. Educate staff about the reasons for removal of dye from enteral feedings.

8. Dye in Enteral Feedings 8 Need More Information

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