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How can you give medication if the nasogastric tube is blocked?

How can you give medication if the nasogastric tube is blocked?

You can't...: If the tube is clogged, only by unclogging it can you either instill new medications or remove fluid from the stomach. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more


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Can a nasogastric tube help in the case of bulimia?

Can a nasogastric tube help in the case of bulimia?

No.: I don't see this as helpful, and it certainly does not address the core of the problem. ...Read more

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What happens if a sundowning patient keeps pulling their nasogastric tube out?

What happens if a sundowning patient keeps pulling their nasogastric tube out?

This is not uncommon: Sun downing patients often do some things that don't assist the care their team has planned for them. If the ng tube is needed, it simply may have to be replaced, which is a bit uncomfortable, so we like to minimize this. The tube should be taped back and out of the way of the patient so they are less likely to notice or grab it. Increasing supervision can help to redirect the patient as well. ...Read more

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How can a preemie be breast fed through the nasogastric tube?

How can a preemie be breast fed through the nasogastric tube?

See below: You need to pump and provide the pumped breast milk through the tube. Use the recommended amount and frequency provided by the nicu staff. ...Read more

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What does the procedure for nasogastric tube removal entail?

What does the procedure for nasogastric tube removal entail?

Gently pull: The tube is released from the tape which holds it in place. It is gently pulled and withdrawn out the nose. It requires no medication and is not painful although many people will have a significant gag reflex during the process. ...Read more

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There are medical reasons that require feeding a baby through a nasogastric tube?

There are medical reasons that require feeding a baby through a nasogastric tube?

Yes.: This is not appropriate for any healthy babies, but premature and ill infants, as well as some with certain swallowing issues, could possibly benefit from short-term use of n-g feeding. ...Read more

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Is prolonged nasogastric tube feeding ok?

Is prolonged nasogastric tube feeding ok?

No: Long term use of nasogastric tube can cause erosion to the nose and nostrils and can cause all kind of sinus problems
if tube feeding warranted the use PEG tube which a tube that could go directly to the stomach via the abdomen bypassing the upper part and could be inserted by a scope no need for surgery or anesthesia and tolerated by any body regardless how sick they are it could be done bed side ...Read more

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When do patients need to be fed through a nasogastric tube?

When do patients need to be fed through a nasogastric tube?

NG tube.: An NG tube would be recommended when (1) a person has an ineffective swallowing mechanism (either temporarily for permanently) that prevents him/her from taking in adequate nutrients or (2) a person can swallow but can’t swallow enough to support their bodily defense mechanisms. NG tube feeding requires an otherwise functioning digestive system - stomach and such. ...Read more

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Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

No: On occasions, it can be life saving. If someone is unable to talk food orally, the next best approach is a feeding tube, either through the nose or percutaneously, which would be for long-term use. An esophagostomy tube is used for drainage of the esophagus, and is not used as a feeding tube. ...Read more

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What medical reasons that require feeding a patient through a nasogastric tube.?

What medical reasons that require feeding a patient through a nasogastric tube.?

Many things: No body use nasal gastric feeding tube now unless it have been used for a very short period of time
if it was used they use it on any patient that not capable of eating but his guts is capable of digestion the food
good way of nutrition for a patient that could not feed themselves
IV fluid has no nutritional values only good for hydration
if feeding needed they use now PEG tube ...Read more

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Can a nasogastric tube help internal bleeding?

Can a nasogastric tube help internal bleeding?

Not necessarily.: An "ng" tube is often placed to help determine where in the GI tract the bleeding source is and how much blood loss there is. It will not stop the bleeding. Gastrointestinal bleeding often stops on its own. If it does not, an endoscopy or surgery may be needed. Sometimes a radiologist can stop the bleeding by plugging (embolization) the bleeding blood vessel. ...Read more

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How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

Nose and stomach: Nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach for feeding purposes
gastric tube is a tube go directly to the stomach through the abdomen bypassing the upper part could be inserted by a scope without surgery or general anesthesia ...Read more

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What are the differences between gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube?

What are the differences between gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube?

Gastrostomy: A gastrostomy tube is a tube inserted through the skin into the stomach, used for long term feeding in patients who cannot swallow. A nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nostrils into the stomach. It is a short term catheter which can be used for feeding, but it must be removed or it will cause erosion of the mucosa in the nose. ...Read more

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Nasogastric tube in preemie have long term effects?

Nasogastric tube in preemie have long term effects?

Generally no: In preemies, an ng tube may be used to drain secretions out of the stomach, or for feeding until the baby is old enough to learn to swallow. These tiny tubes rarely cause injury or problems, and feeding directly into the gut is very important in helping grow well and prevent serious complications such as necrotizing enterocolitis. Tubes can look scary, but nicu care today is very gentle & advanced. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a nasogastric tube inserted for any given procedure if one had a hiatial hernia repaired three years ago?

Is it safe to get a nasogastric tube inserted for any given procedure if one had a hiatial hernia repaired three years ago?

Should be fine: Unless you had a random procedure for hiatal hernia, an ngt should not be dangerous in the least bit.

Take home message: should be fine. ...Read more

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What plan of action can be given to a patient who survived sudden cardiac death and is now undergoing nasogastric tube feeding?

What plan of action can be given to a patient who survived sudden cardiac death and is now undergoing nasogastric tube feeding?

Cardiac arrest: The answer depends on the extent of arrest such as how long the patient was not perfusing his or her vital organs. Severe brain damage can occur when the heart stops pumping blood, some patients never regain function. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasogastric tube?

What is the definition or description of: nasogastric tube?

NG tube: This is a flexible tube inserted through the nose and then carefully advanced into the stomach. It is used to suction fluids and gases out of the stomach, often for surgical patients. ...Read more

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What is nasogastric tube feeding used for?

What is nasogastric tube feeding used for?

Simple bypass: Ng feeding is a simple and short term way to maintain enteral (using the digestive tract) feedings to maintain adequate nutrition while a patient is not aleart enough to feed or has problems with the swallowing process. If the patient has long term needs, a tube thru the abdominal wall to the stomach can do the same thing. Good nutrition is important to healing. ...Read more

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Differences between gastrostomy and nasogastric tube.?

Location: The location of the tube tells which one it is. A nasogastric tube is a temporary tube placed through the nose into the stomach. It can be used to remove fluid from the stomach, or used for instilling liquid food. A gastrostomy tube is a surgically placed tube through the abdominal skin into the stomach, usually used for longer term nutritional liquid feeding. ...Read more

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When would you aspirate an nasogastric tube? What are you looking for?

Depends...: If someone is vomiting blood, it could be used to determine if there is ongoing bleeding. If someone has a bowel obstruction, you might be looking for the volume of fluid from the stomach to decrease to show that the intestines are beginning to work again. Sometimes it is checked after a feeding is given to make sure that the stomach is properly emptying. ...Read more

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Is it ok if they left my nasogastric tube unchanged for more than two weeks?

Is it ok if they left my nasogastric tube unchanged for more than two weeks?

Depends, usually yes: Most ng tubes are designed to be left in place as long as they are needed for drainage and/or feeding after serious injury/illness or when recovering from major surgeries on the digestive tract. Replacing an ng tube, especially after certain types of surgery, may actually risk causing new injury. If we expect to need a tube for more than 4-6 weeks, a more permanent tube may be placed surgically. ...Read more

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The typical amount one might suction via nasogastric tube from a patient overnight?

The typical amount one might suction via nasogastric tube from a patient overnight?

Varies with cause: Good nursing question! Check with the doc who placed the tube. If just for keeping stomach empty without overproduction (post-op, etc.), minimal to few 100ccs per shift is typical, but if actively draining overproduction, may be much more. Ask the doc who placed the tube for parameters when to call, whether/when to draw labs or supplement fluids with exceptionally high outputs. ...Read more

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Why would a stroke patient need a nasogastric tube?

Why would a stroke patient need a nasogastric tube?

Several reasons: If the patient needs oral nutrition or oral medication & has trouble eating or swallowing, a nasogastric tube provides a relatively short term solution other than ivs or tpn. Also, if there is any impairment of gastric motility in a stroke patient, this may alleviate discomfort. Reducing risks of aspiration (inhaling stomach content into the lungs creating a bad pneumonia) may be another reason. ...Read more

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While removing nasogastric tube from the client, what should the client do? Either take a deep breath and hold or take a deep breath and exhale slowly

While removing nasogastric tube from the client, what should the client do? Either take a deep breath and hold or take a deep breath and exhale slowly

Exhale: I'm guessing you're a nurses aide or something like that since you referred to the patient as a client. Have the take a deep breath and blow out slowly as you are removing it. ...Read more

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What is a nasogastric tube used for?

What is a nasogastric tube used for?

Nasogastric tube: A nasogastric tube is used to evacuate stomach contents. It is commonly used in surgery when the stomach contents need to be removed, or when the GI tract cannot move things through on it own (as with bowel obstruction). An ng tube can also be used in the emergency room to administer medications or remove poisons or overdoses. They go through the nose to prevent the gag reflex, and can stay there. ...Read more

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Do you know where I can find an image of an ng (nasogastric) tube?

Do you know where I can find an image of an ng (nasogastric) tube?

NG tube: Nasogastric tube is used for different purposes. The tubes used for more prolonged tube feeding are smaller, softer, and more flexible. The tubes used to aspirate (remove) fluid tend to be larger and a little firmer. ...Read more

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What's a nasogastric tube like?

What's a nasogastric tube like?

Like a tube: Tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach to feed the patient
long term use of nasogastric tube can cause erosion to the nose and nostrils and can cause all kind of sinus problems
if tube feeding warranted the use PEG tube which a tube that could go directly to the stomach via the abdomen bypassing the upper part and could be inserted by a scope ...Read more

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Ng tube feedings used for my preemie. Had frequent nosebleed on that side later. Any relation?

Ng tube feedings used for my preemie. Had frequent nosebleed on that side later. Any relation?

Possibly: If your baby had an ng for more than a day or two, it was likely switched from one side to the other. It is unlikely that nosebleeds later in life would be related to this. However if the ng was left in place for a prolonged period it can cause erosions, or breakdown of the mucosa. This could present with heavy nose bleeds. ...Read more

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Have ITP. Several hrs post nasal tube manometry test. Still having nosebleeds. Comes and goes. Normal? Should I be concerned?

Have ITP. Several hrs post nasal tube manometry test. Still having nosebleeds. Comes and goes. Normal? Should I be concerned?

Depends on the amoun: Of blood, is it continous, your platlets count, and your general condition, if you feel you are not yourself, the bleeding is continuing and doesn't stop, you need to check with your doctor or go to ER, good luck ...Read more

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I have just finished my period 3 day ago. Made love with my hub day after now having dark stringy discharge no pain./had tubes tied 9 months ago. But also having nose bleeds?

I have just finished my period 3 day ago. Made love with my hub day after now having dark stringy discharge no pain./had tubes tied 9 months ago. But also having nose bleeds?

May be unrelated: The primary care doctor can evaluate. Nosebleeds can be due to many things that cause one of the little veins on the inside of the nose (usually the middle septum) to crack and leak temporarily. Vaginal discharge qualities can change from time to time, but if back to normal quickly, may not be an infection or illness (otherwise, dr. Can check). Pregnancy is unlikely but easy to check in the urine. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Nasogastric Tube (Definition)

This is a flexible tube inserted through the nose and then carefully advanced into the stomach. It is used to suction fluids and gases out of the stomach, ...Read more


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