Critical Illness

CI: Blue Dye Use (2006)

 

 
  • Intervention
    Does the use of blue dye in enteral nutrition impact patient mortality?
    • Conclusion

      There is weak research support that blue dye administered in an excessive dose or to patients with increased GI permeability increases mortality risk.

    • Grade: III
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
    • Search Plan and Results: CI: Blue Dye Use 2003
       
    What does research indicate is the relative risk and benefit of using blue dye in enteral nutrition?
    • Conclusion

      Research indicates that the risk of using blue dye outweighs the potential benefit and that the blue dye method should be abandoned in EN.

    • Grade: III
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
    • Search Plan and Results: CI: Blue Dye Use 2003
       
    Does the use of blue dye in enteral nutrition aid in the detection of aspiration?