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

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    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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