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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
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
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
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
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
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
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
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
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
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions. ...Read more
Whipple IRE Surgery: Is a feeding tube down the throat usually necessary postop? And, for how long?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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