Hi, again. I thought of another question.
When checking residual in pts getting tube feeding via g-tube, do you aspirate untill you meet resistance? I heard that it could be irritating and possibly damaging to the gastric mucosa. Is that true? If so do I need to check residual via gravity?
Also is it traumatic to instill medication via g-tube by pushing it with plunger through the syringe rather than by gravity?