6. How would fluids be replaced by the enteral route?
Oral replacement hat is used if the patient is stable enough. Contraindicated when the patient has a obstruction of he GI tract, high risk for aspiration, or has impaired swallowing. Offer small sips of fluid frequently, popsicles, and ice chips (recorded as 1/2 volume of ice chips). A feeding tube is appropriate when the patient's GI tract is health but the patient cannot ingest fluids because of oral surgery or impaired swallowing.