Comparison of 2 methods of managing gastric residual volumes from feeding tubes.

@article{Booker2000ComparisonO2,
  title={Comparison of 2 methods of managing gastric residual volumes from feeding tubes.},
  author={Kathy J Booker and L Niedringhaus and Brenda Eden and James S. Arnold},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={318-24}
}
BACKGROUND Research-based standards do not exist for the management of gastric residual volumes from feeding tubes. Withdrawing and returning residual volumes can lead to clogged tubes and exposes patients to possible contamination of the feeding system. However, discarding residual volumes may place patients at risk for electrolyte imbalance and may alter fluid or nutritional balance. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of discarding versus returning gastric residual volumes on body weight… CONTINUE READING