Reply To: NG/GT Feedings

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    October 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    NG/GT bags are changed every 24 hours; rinsed with sterile water before/after feeds; if continuous rinsed Q4 hours as well. 



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON

    Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 10/9/2020 4:51:00 PM
    From: Stephanie Davis
    Subject: NG/GT Feedings


    We are trying to establish best practices surrounding our NG/GT Feeding policy. Currently, for our BMT patients we change our NGT/GT feeding bags and tubing consistent with hang time of formula (or breast milk)..usually every 4 hours. I am interested in hearing what other BMT units policies are surrounding feeds. Additionally, does your institution hang feeds/change lines differently once patients are engrafted? Or do you consider BMT patients immunocompromised until discharged?

    Thank you. Kindly,

    Stephanie Davis, BSN RN CPHON
    BMT Clinical Educator
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles