NG tube


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NG tube

abbreviation for nasogastric tube.

na·so·gas·tric tube

(nā'zō-gas'trik tūb)
A tube used for feeding or suctioning stomach contents; inserted through the nose and down the esophagus into the stomach.
Synonym(s): NG tube.
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As an emergency room physician, I experienced firsthand the devastating effects of improper NG tube placement and uncertainty about treatment-critical metrics due to antiquated technology.
From third/forth post operative day upon return of normal bowel sounds and satisfactory reduction of NG tube aspiration; NG tube was removed and patient was encouraged to take orally liquid and soft diet.
NG tubes were removed once the patient could meet caloric needs with an exclusively oral diet.
In the above case study, the recommended practice for verification of NG tube placement by x-ray for all patients was implemented on the unit, as a safeguard to prevent the recurrence of similar situations.
low-cholesterol diet) from a dietician, 43 received counseling from a dietician, 11 were placed on an NG tube, and 8 were placed on a PEG tube.
Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) uses diaphragm electrical activity detected using a special NG tube to trigger a mechanical ventilator.
4-6) Insertion of the NG tube is a complex procedure and requires skills and expertise as placement errors could lead to potentially major complications.
With severe feeding difficulties, NG tube feeding may need to be instigated.
Amita had only bathed Anjali once and that was with assistance; both parents had fed her through the NG tube a few times; they had learned about prematurity, apnea, and sepsis; and they had completed the CPR class.
Gastric residual in previous 6 hours < 150 ml [down arrow] Commence standard gastric feed at 40 ml/h [down arrow] Stop feeding after 5 hours and spigot NG tube [down arrow] Wait for 1 hour and then aspirate NG tube [down arrow] Response dependent on volume of aspirate: < 150 ml--repeat > 150 ml--repeat after 6 hours When aspirate is < 50 ml on two occasions: Feed for 11 hours--spigot for 1 hour and aspirate (check for feed intolerance) Increase feed rate by 20--40 ml/h every 12--24 hours
The odontoid process is often hard to visualize and may be obscured on a technically poor open-mouth view, obscured by an endotracheal or NG tube, or may be misinterpreted as fractured due to superimposition of the overlaying teeth, under the surface of the C1 ring, or at the posterior occipital base.
We also liked that oral suctioning of secretions, visualization of NG tube placement and upper airway and pharyngeal inspection can take place without decreasing delivered O2.