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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

Dr. Poonam Manasa
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Tube Feeding (Definition)

For those unable to swallow well/high risk of aspiration, a tube can be placed via the nose, mouth, or inserted through the abdominal wall (see pic) into the stomach or even further down into intestine. Food (usually liquid form such as ensure) is then fed through this tube--this is tube feeding. Have ...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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When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

Variety of reasons: In newborns a gastrostomy tube is used to feed them if unable to eat due to cleft palate, vocal cord paralysis, or severe refliux with aspiration. Some infants with severe heart disease may not have the energy to feed themselves and need help until their heart defect is repaired and they are stronger. ...Read more

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When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. Infants and very small children may require less. ...Read more

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What are the conditions that naso -gastric tube feeding is used?

What are the conditions that naso -gastric tube feeding is used?

Old fashion: 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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What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more

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What is an NJ feeding tube?

What is an NJ feeding tube?

Nasojejunal: http://images.medconduit.com/Portals/0/images/product/i08416.jpg Nasojejunal feeding tube

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How is a feeding tube replaced and removed?

How is a feeding tube replaced and removed?

Depends.: Feeding tubes are either placed in a percutaneous fashion or an open fashion, depending on multiple factors with the patient. The percutaneous entry route is done without surgery, the open route is a surgical procedure. Either way, most tubes can usually be removed by a hard pull on the tube. It comes out of the skin incision and the tract usually closes up on it's own. ...Read more

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What are the qualifications for a feeding tube?

What are the qualifications for a feeding tube?

Feeding tube: Essentially, anytime someone is unable to take in adequate calories and nutrients for a prolonged period of time and we are somehow able to get access to the digestive tract, such as with a nasogastric tube or a gastrostomy tube. Hope that helps. ...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 nursing management is done for endotracheal/tracheal suctioning?

What nursing management is done for endotracheal/tracheal suctioning?

Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions. ...Read more

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Whipple IRE Surgery: Is a feeding tube down the throat usually necessary postop? And, for how long?

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Whipple IRE Surgery: Is a feeding tube down the throat usually necessary postop? And, for how long?

NG tube / feeding : The short answere is yes. Usually you will wake up with a temporary Nasal Gastric tube. It is highly variable on what has transpired during your surgery. But the important thing to focus on is that it is temporary. ...Read more

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When is it required to switch from endotrach tube to tracheostomy for an IPF patient who is on long term mechanical ventilation?

When is it required to switch from endotrach tube to tracheostomy for an IPF patient who is on long term mechanical ventilation?

Trach and Vent mgt: It depends on the ICU and medical history and settings of the ventilator. One to two weeks on the ventilator is the usual time period before discussing tracheostomy. The tracheostomy has its own benefits and complications. Optimally, trying to wean off the vent and using BiPAP or CPAP may be considered. ...Read more

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What name is given to surgery for blocked fallopian tubes?

Surgery : Tubal repair surgery is often called tiboplasty. Opening a tube blocked at the far end may be called salpingo- neostomy. Unblocking at the near end might be tubal cannulation. Cutting out a blocked segment and reconnecting is tubal anastomoses. ...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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ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?

ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry  and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?

No: I don't see how prednisolone eye drop could relieve the eustachean tube obstruction unless it is used in the nose. However there are far better options than using an eye prep for the nasal area. This makes no sense anatomically or physiologically. ...Read more

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What're the effects of having a esophagostomy feeding tube?

What're the effects of having a esophagostomy feeding tube?

Not sure...: If you mean a feeding tube that goes in your nose, most people have complaints of pain and discomfort with the tube. You can develop sinusitis with it in long term as well. If you mean a feeding tube going into the stomach, there are no major long term problems. Most patients tolerated it well with little pain or discomfort after healing from placement. ...Read more

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What is done for an eustachian tube infection?

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What is done for an eustachian tube infection?

Antibiotics: If there is a true infection of the tube or the structures affected by it, antibiotics are in order to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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