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RMJ. 2016; 41(2): 225-229


Techniques of medications administration through enteral feeding catheters in a tertiary care hospital, Malaysia

Paik Yen Oh, Wan Mae Lai, Fan Kee Hoo, Yang Liang Boo, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Siew Mooi Ching.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the medication administration through enteral feeding catheter (EFC) for adult patients in a tertiary hospital.
Methods: A total of 144 nurses practicing administration of medications through EFC were included in this study.
Results: The techniques of medication administration through EFC varied significantly among nurses, although nursing personnel expressed confidence in the efficacy of their individual drug administration techniques.
Conclusion: A universal set of guidelines for administering medications through EFC should be adopted and widely disseminated among nurses.

Key words: Enteral feeding catheter, medication administration, nursing.



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