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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. Robert Knox
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Nose Bleeds (Definition)

Some women experience nose and gum bleeding during pregnancy. Keeping well hydrated, especially with orange juice or foods high in Vitamin C, may help to strengthen your capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and reduce this bleeding. You may also consider using a humidifier to help reduce nasal congestion. Gently brushing with a soft toothbrush ...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 It is gently pulled and withdrawn out the nose.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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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

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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