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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
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
Under general anesthesia for sinus surgery is breathing tube used to keep airway open or is the equipment and medical team literally breathing for you?
Yes: Usually there is a breathing tube.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
PORT-A-CATH: This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids. The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more
Does medical abortion caused scarring in the uterus or problems with ovaries/fallopian tube. And problems conceiving?
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
Have physicians or nurses using the cerner electronic medical record had cases where an intended medication order modification didn't record properly?
There: Is always an element of human error when input of data. ...Read more
My doctor suggested a gj tube to replace my nj tube what are some pros cons of gj tube instead a nj tube?
NJ vs GJ tubes: There are a number of key differences between a naso-jejunal tube versus a gastro-jejunal tube: 1) point of insertion--nj goes thru your nose while gj is placed thru your skin ; presumably is more comfortable; 2) reliability--nj ; gj tubes notoriously both flop back into the stomach, but the frequency is a little higher with the ng device; 3) nj tubes can cause esophageal trauma; gj tubes don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palatal Expanders: Eustacian tube dysfunction is not a "usual" problem related to wear of a palatal expander. However, if there is localized swelling at the most posterior extension of the acrylic portion of the expander, or a sensitivity to the acrylic, the inflamation related to this swelling could be a consideration in a differential diagnosis. It would be best if you consulted with an ent, oral surgeon or md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a regular ent place tubes in his office or an ent surgeon is needed for tubes ( eustachian tube blockage) can u define a brief words The process of placing tubes and is it considered surgery or not?
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