Check and record the residual volume every 4 hours or per facility policy, by aspirating stomach contents into a syringe.
Residuals of >200, hold tube feedings for 1 hour and recheck.
Contact MD if residuals still elevated
Return or not to return???
-If not returned, may decrease potassium and chloride level
-If returned, may occlude the tube, although less likely if flushed with water
Residuals of >200, hold tube feedings for 1 hour and recheck
If you do return, it may occlude tube, so flush tube with water after feeding or giving med
If you don't return, it may decrease electrolyte K and Cl levels