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Feeding tube securement in critical illness: Implications for safety

Taylor, Stephen J.; Allan, Kaylee; Clemente, Rowan; Marsh, Aidan; Toher, Deirdre


Stephen J. Taylor

Kaylee Allan

Rowan Clemente

Aidan Marsh


© 2018 MA Healthcare Ltd Over 50% of tape-secured feeding tubes are inadvertently lost. The impact of nasal bridle securement on nasogastric (NG) and nasointestinal (NI) tube loss, outcome and duration of use was determined from 1 October 2014 (NG) and 1 January 2010 respectively to 31 December 2017. From this and published data, the potential impact of nasal bridles on major complications was determined. Use of nasal bridles was independently associated with: an 80% reduction in inadvertent NI tube loss (odds ratio (OR): 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.2: 0.12-0.33, p


Taylor, S. J., Allan, K., Clemente, R., Marsh, A., & Toher, D. (2018). Feeding tube securement in critical illness: Implications for safety. British Journal of Nursing, 27(18), 1036-1041.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 27, 2018
Online Publication Date Oct 3, 2018
Publication Date Oct 4, 2018
Journal British Journal of Nursing
Print ISSN 0966-0461
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 18
Pages 1036-1041
Keywords enteral feeding tube, inadvertent feeding tube loss, nasal bridle, safety, securement
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Additional Information Additional Information : This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see


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