I am confused as to the proper way to administer meds and water flushes via gt or ngt. Most nurses seem to flush them in the tubes with the syringe plunger - either due to time constraints or because the fluids/meds don't seem to go down the tube.
Are we supposed to do all of this by gravity?
Is a "water flush" supposed to actually be flushed/pushed in or done by gravity?
Why wouldn't the med/flush go down?
What happens if we flush meds/water with the plunger?
And lastly: I was told in nursing school to flush each med separately but I was shown in orientation to just mix 'em all up and flush them in all at the same time.
What is the RIGHT way to do this? I don't want to do my patients wrong!