blind insertion


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blind insertion

The placement of a device into a body part or cavity without directly visualizing the organ in which the device will come to rest. Although the body part or cavity is not being directly visualized, anatomical landmarks may be used to help in obtaining proper placement.
See also: insertion
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If blind insertion of a tube for gastric decompression or enteral nutrition is absolutely required in a coagulopathic patient, oral insertion might be less likely to cause trauma and severe bleeding than nasal insertion.
Among the inclusion criteria were an order for the blind insertion of a small-bore feeding tube, orders to start continuous feedings, and radiographic confirmation of tube location.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound (US) guided radial artery cannulation as compared to the blind insertion of arterial line in intensive care unit of a tertiary care center.
Surgical treatment of bladder stones has evolved over years from blind insertion of crushing forceps into the bladder to open surgical removal and extracorporeal fragmentation or lithotripsy.