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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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