GI content in ET tube - page 2

I have a question...I am a new NICU nurse and have been off orientation about 1 month. Tonight was my first night taking care of an intubated baby on my own and I already feel like I've done... Read More

  1. by   Elle23
    Either severe reflux or the ETT was in the esophagus.

    With tiny neonates, there just isn't much wiggle room with proper ETT placement. Even a small amount of play with the tape can dislodge a tube.

    If the x-ray was benign, that makes me think it was ETT placement. I guess time will tell when feeds are restarted.

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