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Tube Feeding Administration
Residual Volume

Checking "Residuals"
Before each bolus feeding, gastric contents should be suctioned out and returned to the stomach before a new feeding is administered to ensure that minimal residue remains from the previous feeding.

Residual volume should be checked every 3-5 hours when feeding is by continuous drip. Excess residual volume (>100 -150 mL) may indicate an obstruction or some other problem that must be corrected before feeding can be continued.



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