What are the considerations when initiating enteral tube feeding for patients with aspiration pneumonia?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Before initiating enteral tube feeding, the tip location should be confirmed radiographically. Residual gastric volume should be regularly monitored. For those on a bolus tube feeding, the residual volume should not exceed 150 mL before the next bolus feed.

Avoid oversedating patients.


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