How to Unplug NG Tube for TF

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    My patient's NG tube plugged up just after eating his pureed supper. Any tips on how to unplug it. I hated to remove it, but it just would not flush. Thanks.

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    Hate to say it, but in my nursing home years I learned - Coca Cola is the best thing to unplug a NG/PEG tube!
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    Quote from mitzicat
    My patient's NG tube plugged up just after eating his pureed supper. Any tips on how to unplug it. I hated to remove it, but it just would not flush. Thanks.
    If you can get a scrip for them pancreatic enzymes work great. MT2 or MT 5 in a small amount of water. Works like a charm.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
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    Maybe wait longer before you put it back to suction after the patient eats?

    Swtooth
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    Have used both methods to unplug an NG. I would recomment flushing with water after the feeding also.
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    wow, interesting about the enzymes!


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