medications via feeding tubes
- 0Jan 17, '08 by bobnurseIm not sure if this is the right forum, if not maybe a mod can move it?
But my question is: We have a question about giving meds via feeding tube. The literature states to give each medication separately with flushes in-between meds. Ive rarely seen this done. Also, what about fluid restrictions? Some patients are on 20-30 meds a day.
Whats the practice out there and you thoughts. Also any other literature you can point me to would be greatly appreciated.
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- 0Mar 16, '08 by caliotter3In all my years of nursing I have only seen one nurse flush between separate meds. Everyone else has prepared everything and gave it at once with a flush before and a flush after. It might depend on whether you have one patient or 45 to give meds to. But I guess there is really no excuse for using poor practices.