Gastrointestinal Tubes: Types (3)
Blenderized, Polymetric, Monomeric
Methods of Delivery
Bolus, Intermittent Drip, Continuous
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition- 1st step
obtain baseline, vitals & labs
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition step 2
Rasie HOB at least 30° (semi-Fowler's)
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition step 3
Assess tube security& placement (aspirate & re-installment/ check for pH 6 or <
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition step 4
Assess tolerance to feedings (check for residuals)
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition step 5
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition step 6: Before administering feeding
check expiration date/ warm feeding to room temperature.
Nursing Process & Enteral Nutrition: after feeding complete
Remain in fowlers position for at least 30 min
Monitor urine output & bowels sounds & vital signs
Free water- in between feedings
Change feeding bag daily
Most drugs administered______can be given enteral
Medication is_____with water
Medication delivered via _____.
Flushed with ____ :
Care is taken not to insert large amounts of ____
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