Dear all, following a NG never event along with amalgamation of 3 hospitals I am scrutinising my own practice.
Do you advise checking pH of gastric aspirate when administering medications whilst feed is running?
If so how do you address subsequent high pH readings?
I have never taught pH testing of gastric aspirate when feed is running and am now worried I have got it all wrong.
I have always taught test before feed set up and ensure the tube is secure before administration of medications when feed is running but not to aspirate every time.
any advice or opinions gratefully received