Posted: July 11th, 2017

Jason, a 22 y.o. accident victim, requires an NG tube for feeding. What should you immediately do after inserting an NG tube for liquid enteral feedings?

Jason, a 22 y.o. accident victim, requires an NG tube for feeding. What should you immediately do after inserting an NG tube for liquid enteral feedings?

1. Aspirate for gastric secretions with a syringe.
2. Begin feeding slowly to prevent cramping.
3. Get an X-ray of the tip of the tube within 24 hours.
4. Clamp off the tube until the feedings begin.

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