Reply To: NG/GT Feedings

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    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. 

     

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    Mary Lynn

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

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

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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

    Hello,

    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

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