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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Swerdlow stated in his affidavit that it was his opinion that multiple mismanagemnents and the misplacements of the NG tube caused the patient significant cardio and pulmonary impairment that resulted in cardiopulmonary arrest and, ultimately, death The court noted that Dr.
The responsibility for her care didn't involve just tying shoe laces and changing diapers but doing deep suctioning, placing NG tubes, percussion therapy around the clock every two or three hours.
Paula Edwards, nutrition nurse specialist, said there were now more formal systems for recording decision-making on the use of NG tubes and nurses were more able to challenge the decision of doctors.
And believe it or not, if you take the NG tube out of her nose, she looks just like every other child, like a 'normal' baby.
However, NG tube was often poorly tolerated by the patient, besides, its prolonged use may lead to some complications, including chronic sinusitis, lesions to the nasal wing, esophagitis and aspiration pneumonia.
com)-- RightBio Metrics to host a thought-leader forum on Improving the Safety of NG tube Placement at NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) in Palm Springs, CA
The epigastric distension was relieved immediately on opening the proximal end of the NG tube.
The topics which are covered in the Final Year curriculum in the Wards are Basics of ECG, Basics of X-Rays, How to do an ECG, Viewing of Chest X-ray, CVP line, following the list of long and short cases, Rate calculation Sinus Tachycardia and Sinus Bradycardia, Orientation of X-Rays and their clinical implications, double lumen catheter, practice of rate calculation for regular and irregular rhythms, Inspiratory and Expiratory Chest Films and Cardiothoracic Ratio, LP needle, Introduction to Cardiac Axis Left, right and normal cardiac Axis, Quality of X-rays, Foley's Catheter, Pleural Effusion, introduction to Regular and Irregular Rhythms, how to pass NG tube,
If the oropharyngeal route is determined to not be safe for intake, an NG tube or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube can be considered for nutritional maintenance.
Vinnie needed a nasal NG tube to pump milk into his stomach.
In narrow caliber group with 14Fr gastrostomy feeding was withheld and feeding was started with NG tube.