Cover and store any open formula in the refrigerator and discard after 24 hours.
Your child will receive pain medicine and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Draw up warm never hot or cold water with plunger into the syringe, attach to feeding tube and gently work it back and forth to loosen the clog.
Your child may shower or take a sponge bath 48 hours after the procedure. This will keep the stoma from closing.
If not, crush finely and make sure it is well dispersed in water. Tube feeding bag sets seen in the picture below may be cleaned with soap and water.
If your lips are dry, use a lanolin-based moisturizing cream to moisten lips. Notify doctor.
Set rate. Positions for receiving tube feedings: Mechanical problem Tube displaced Patient not positioned properly 2. Change the position of the tube. Reduce the flow rate. Complication Nursing Intervention Aspiration of gastric secretions Discontinue feeding immediately.
When administering the feeding product after it has been refrigerated, let the product warm to room temperature by setting it on the counter for about 15 minutes before putting it through the feeding tube. If vomiting continues for more than 24 hours, call your healthcare provider for further intervention.
The stomach gastric portion should be flushed once a day. Problem with formula Unable to tolerate tube feeding formula Rate of tube feeding is too high Allergy or intolerance to formula 5.
Do not scrub the area, wipe it gently as this can cause skin breakdown. Do not feed if stomach feels full or distended, or if person is vomiting.
Elevate head of bed to at least 30 degrees or use an upright sitting position when administering tube feeding, water boluses or medications through tube.
Add more formula until the desired amount is infused. Stay as physically active as possible.