Quote from MHarrah
I'm new to LTC, and I'm not seeing my mentors check for residual.
Some nurses don't check for residual because they are taking a shortcut to save time. They'd rather plunge the medications and fluids in and simply move on to the next resident.
At a previous workplace, we were supposed to check residual before putting anything into the tube. If the residual was greater that 150mL, we were to put the contents back into the stomach, turn off the feeding (if it is a pump), and notify the attending physician to see how he/she would like to proceed.