Parent’s required for Paediatric Intensive Care Unit study

By Liverpool YPAG,

Are you a parent whose child has been admitted to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the last 3 years and required being tube fed from their stomach?  Then you might be interested in speaking to researchers about your experience and help them in designing their new research study.

The study team are interested in finding out if there is a better way to measure how much we are feeding babies and children. Across the UK, a common practice is for nurses to pull back on the feeding tube every few hours and suck out the stomach contents to try and see how well the baby/child is digesting their feed.  This is called the gastric residual volume or GRV. However, this practice of regularly measuring this volume is not done in some other countries (France) and they want to carry out a trial to see whether it is beneficial and safe to not measure GRV and if not measuring it routinely allows the child to get more calories.

If you would like to find out more, they have information leaflets to send you and a quick screening form to go through to check you are eligible. If eligible you will then take part in a telephone interview and receive a £30 Amazon Voucher as a thank you for your time.

Could you contact them if you are interested in taking part?  Their details are or 0151 795 5326

Your views and experiences are extremely important.  We look forward to hearing from you.

GASTRIC Study team.