2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2015.03.011
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Abstract: Using pH indicators to measure nasogastric tube aspirate is subjective. Accuracy relies on the reproducibility of results. Colour of solution tested and method of use could also affect the results. This in-vitro study aimed to assess the effect of these variables on the reliability of pH indicators. 250 non buffered fluids (140 clear, 110 coloured) were assessed. pH was measured by 1 rater with 10 pH indicators and compared against values from a calibrated pH meter. 100 samples were tested twice with each indi… Show more

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“…Home PN was indicated as a safe practice, well established in both children and adults 7 13 , 15 The training of children’s family members for at least two to three weeks before hospital discharge showed good results in European countries, 16 , 17 , 18 even when it covered the addition of electrolyte solutions to the PN bag 16 . The training also improved the transition from hospital to home care 19 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Home PN was indicated as a safe practice, well established in both children and adults 7 13 , 15 The training of children’s family members for at least two to three weeks before hospital discharge showed good results in European countries, 16 , 17 , 18 even when it covered the addition of electrolyte solutions to the PN bag 16 . The training also improved the transition from hospital to home care 19 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…presented data showing caregivers in their program woke between 1 and 8 times at night to provide for the needs of their children. 45 This represents a significant burden of care on the caregiver and must be accounted for. Children with USBS will require prolonged home PN making the caregivers at risk of burn out.…”
Section: Care Coordinationmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…There is an added burden of providing enteral tube feeding as boluses or via pumps in most children both in the day and night. 31 …”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%