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