Aspiration Prevention Positioning G-tube

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by Olga Olga Member Nurse

Specializes in General. Has 2 years experience.

What is your experience with aspiration precaution patients (g-tube bolus feed) and positioning them in bed? Is there any position other than supine with head elevated? I tried to research, one article mentioned right side lying, but some other sources advised left side lying (both with head elevated).

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Jgennett57, ASN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Telemetry, DD, Ortho, CCU, BHU. Has 45 years experience.

Always head of bed 30 degrees or more up.  Turning to the right side helps when the feeding is not running well simply because of the anatomy involved.  I presently work for an agency that supports people with developmental disabilities (15 years). Prior 29+ years at a hospital.