Posted: July 11th, 2017

Before feeding a client via NGT, the nurse checks for residual and obtains a residual amount of 90ml. What is the appropriate action for the nurse to take?

Before feeding a client via NGT, the nurse checks for residual and obtains a residual amount of 90ml. What is the appropriate action for the nurse to take?

A. Discard the residual amount.
B. Hold the due feeding.
C. Skip the feeding and administer the next feeding due in 4 hours.
D. Reinstill the amount and continue with administering the feeding.

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