Is this necessary?
I was never taught this in school, but so far two preceptors have had me do it.
I myself was always confused on this. My rule of thumb is ALWAYS check on NG. Never check on NJ tube or ND tube....also NOT neccessary to check placement for peg tube (aka gastrostomy tube), and doing so is not in any policy and procedure manuals I have come across. Still, I have seen some nurses do air aucultation to check peg placement, not sure why.
ps-that being said, i would check a residual, just to make sure stomach is digesting the feed in regards to the peg...
Last edit by ******guest****** on Nov 12, '07