A resident health program is aimed at issues such as resident hygiene, skin care, Foley catheter care, aspiration prevention
, TB screening, and immunization for pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza.
The purpose of this article is to synthesize the literature, summarize practices across the nation, and describe the processes used for evidence-based changes in hospital policy and nursing practice for aspiration prevention and detection of enterally fed patients.
The first important aspiration prevention method is the establishment of correct feeding tube placement (Metheny, 1993; Rakel et al.
Five hospitals across the country were surveyed regarding the use of blue coloring and aspiration prevention strategies.