Enteral Feeding

by Cathy Parkes July 02, 2021 Updated: April 07, 2022

Enteral feeding (NG or G-tube): Confirm placement with x-ray before feeding! Measure gastric contents every 4 hours. Hold feeding if residual exceeds ~500ml. Flush tubes with 30 mL sterile water every 4 hours.
Enteral feeding (NG or G-tube):
  • Confirm placement with an x-ray before feeding the patient for the first time!
  • Measure gastric contents every 4 hours (or per facility policy).
  • Hold feeding if residual exceeds ~500ml (or per facility policy).
  • Flush feeding tubes with 30 mL sterile water every 4 hours.

To learn more, check out our full article on enteral feeding.



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