ls, quality improvement groups and manufacturers to improve patient safety."
The "Be A.W.A.R.E." campaign promotes simple steps including:
- Ceasing addition of medication directly into an enteral feeding formula
- Administering each medication separately
- Flushing the tube before and after each medication is administered
- Diluting solid or liquid medication as appropriate
- Administering medication using a clean oral or enteral syringe
Building on Nestle's ongoing patient safety initiatives, the "Be A.W.A.R.E." campaign accompanies the 2009 "Be A.L.E.R.T." campaign to promote safer enteral practices. Nestle also developed SpikeRight®, an enteral-specific port with a screw-top design that reduces compatibility with intravenous sets, thereby reducing the risk of tubing misconnections.
"The Be A.W.A.R.E. campaign is an essential tool and supplement to A.S.P.E.N.'s Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations," said Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, CNSN, director for clinical practice, advocacy, and research affairs at A.S.P.E.N. "We are very excited about this program because it distills critical information about delivering enteral medication correctly and safely into an easy-to-read guide for all healthcare practitioners."
A poster outlining the recommendations for safe medication delivery through feeding tubes will be distributed during A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week (CNW10) in Las Vegas February 8-12 and to hospitals across the nation. Posters will be available to download free of charge from www.nu
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 Related medicine technology :1
|SOURCE Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc.|
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved
. Update on Progression of Phosphagenics and Nestle Nutritions Phospha E(R) Trial2
. Nestle Nutrition and Phosphagenics to Commence Phospha E(R) Phase 2 Clinical Trial3
. Covance To Present At The 20th Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference4
. Local Organizations Partner to Improve Healthcare in Haiti5
. Henry Schein to Present at the UBS 20th Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference6
. WJB Capital Group, Inc. Expands Coverage of Healthcare Industry7
. PDI to Present at the UBS 20th Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference8
. ASP Assists Healthcare Facilities With Transition From the STERIS System 1(R)9
. MS&L Appoints Patricia Archambault as Vice President, Healthcare in Montreal10
. Repligen Announces Long Term Supply Agreement with GE Healthcare for Recombinant Protein A11
. Henry Schein To Present At The Jefferies 2010 Global Healthcare Services Conference