Care of patients with enteral feeding tubes is often based on tradition or unsupported interventions rather than evidence. Using a case study format, this session examines current evidence and best practice regarding feeding tube placement confirmation, gastric residual volume, aspiration precautions, medication administration, and declogging methods.
Discuss evidence-based nursing practices for the safe management of enteral feeding.
List two strategies for putting evidence into practice.
MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWCN,
Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Madigan Army Medical Center