What questions to ask the nurse
Asking questions is one of the most important ways to prevent complications. However, you should be aware that you are about to speak to a person who is likely to be stressed out with an overwhelming workload. If you approach in a threatening, mistrustful, or accusatory manner, you will probably not get the answer you need. Here are the recommended questions:
Why are you pumping the feeding at the current rate?
. I am worried that the patient's stomach will get overloaded. How will you prevent that?
. What plan do you have to prevent diarrhea?
. If there is diarrhea, how will you eliminate this problem while maintaining skin integrity?