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1. Isotonic formulas are better tolerated than hypertonic formulas.

2. Always provide adequate free water.

3. Continuous feeding is better tolerated than bolus or intermittent feeding.

4. Start rate slowly and build up kcaloric load gradually.

5. Always keep patient's head elevated at least 30 degrees to prevent aspiration.

6. Flush tube at intervals to prevent clogs.

7. Monitor labs closely when initiating feedings.

8. Only consider PEG placement if TF will be prolonged.

9. Always flush tube before and after administration of drugs.

10. Assess and reassess nutrient needs and nutritional status at regular intervals.