Continuous Drip Feeding

Continuous Drip Feeding

Fernando Stein

Continuous drip feeding is used in those patients who cannot tolerate boluses of food or in those patients in whom the presence of a large volume of material in the stomach is deemed inadvisable. The continuous infusion of liquid nutrients or formula can be achieved through a nasogastric, gastrostomy, or duodenal tube.

Because of circadian rhythms, bowel function is not optimal during the late hours of the evening and early hours of the morning (11 PM to 5 AM). For this reason, some practitioners administer the 24-hour continuous drip requirement over a 16-hour period.

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Jul 24, 2016 | Posted by in ORTHOPEDIC | Comments Off on Continuous Drip Feeding
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