Pt had an EGD in the AM and he was NPO. He had a J-tube and got all his meds through there. It was 4am and I held 3 meds, it was medication for depression, muscle relaxer, and one for neuralgia. I thought that since these weren't critical meds like cardiac meds and since he was getting an EGD, his stomach should be empty. Meds via the J-tube would require flushing the tubing with water. I thought what I did would be ok. Then he can get his dose when he comes back. The nurse that had him after me said that I should have given him his meds. Was that wrong of me?
Thanks for you help.