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Nursing 132

module 15 post test 5 administration medication (feeding tube)

For safe administration of oral medications through a feeding tube, specific attention must be paid to: Proper placement of the tube Whether the medication can be crushed for administration through the tube
Which of the following medications should never be given through a feeding tube? Sublingual tablets Enteric-coated (EC) Sustained release (SR) Extended release (XR) Long acting (LA) uncrushed pills
what are the best choice's of medication to administer through a feeding tube Liquid medication and elixirs
The nurse is attempting to administer medication through a feeding tube but is unable to do so because of a blockage in the tube. What action(s) should the nurse take? for a newly inserted tube, the nurse should notify provider & obtain x-ray 4 positioning. Nurse should attempt to flush tube with large-bore syringe and warm water to clear clog. If unable to flush clog, contact provider
The student nurse is preparing to administer multiple medications through a feeding tube, what does she do after each med? flush with 10 mL of tap water after each medicine and with 30-60 mL of water after the last medication
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