Quote from RN1989
Yes. And document this to prevent problems later when pt's families try to sue for issues relating to tube/feedings.
yes, to the above!
if anything else, you will have at least, confirmed placement and patency, to the best of your ability.
i'm not sure why schools aren't teaching this today?
but i will tell you, i have had gtubes go bad.
and it was through the steps i took, before administering fdg/meds, that i discovered the failures.
in such a litigious society, it would certainly benefit you to confirm the viability of a fdg tube.