Quality improvement of oral medication administration in patients with enteral feeding tubes.

@article{Bemt2006QualityIO,
  title={Quality improvement of oral medication administration in patients with enteral feeding tubes.},
  author={Patricia M L A van den Bemt and M B I Cusell and P W Overbeeke and Mark Trommelen and D van Dooren and W R Ophorst and Antoine C G Egberts},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={44-7}
}
BACKGROUND The correct administration of oral drugs to patients on enteral tube feeding presents a special challenge. As patients are usually unable to swallow oral drugs and many drugs should not be crushed, ways have to be found to administer them through the feeding tube. Measures to improve the quality of oral drug administration in patients with enteral feeding tubes may consist of introducing guidelines, training nurses, or giving patient-tailored advice by the pharmacy. An integrated… CONTINUE READING

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