So while looking at other threads about med administration it made me wonder something.
When I was on the floor I rarely crushed meds but now I always crush medications. I alway make sure it can be crushed per policy.
What I'm wondering is that it seems like not all of the med gets "given" like when I'm preparing it, it always seems like some of the med poofs into the air into powder no matter how careful I am.
There's really nothing that can be done about this apart from making sure the provider always makes sure the route says enteral. This will ensure you have a correct route AND that pharmacy dispenses the liquid form of the medications that can come in liquid.
For the record I really dislike giving meds via NGT, DHT, and especially through Gtubes and Jtubes. Gtubes and Jtubes clog up so much. You have to be real careful to flush real well and some nurses don't and leave a clogged tube and nobody wants to make an unnecessary ICU travel to IR because of pure laziness.