Administering Medications and Formula via Peg Tube

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Administering Medications or Formula via PEG Tube S/U *1. Check medication against the MAR and/or HCP’s orders, verifying time, date and dose. Clarify any inconsistencies. Check for allergies. Type and rate of formula. *2. Verbalize the action, nursing considerations, safe dose ranges, purpose for administration, and adverse effects for each medication. Follows medication specific directions, including ability of medications to be crushed. *3. Perform safety entry measures. *4. Raise (or maintain) head of the bed 30-45 degrees. 5. Assess bowel sounds for abdominal distention and for nausea and vomiting. 6. Medications: a. Crush pills or open capsules and dissolve in 15-30 mL warm water. Pour liquids. b. Don clean gloves. c. Check for residual. *Hold meds/additional feedings if residual exceeds 400 mL. d. Remove plunger from 30 or 60 mL syringe. Attach syringe to PEG tube, open clamp, and pour in 15-30 mL water to flush tube.
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