NG tube placement - page 2

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I am in the process of doing research to find guidelines for NG tube placement in preemies but I am realizing there is really not much literature out there...How do you determine placement and does your unit use evidence based... Read More

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    I remember learning in nursing school that if the tube was actually in their lungs you would still hear the sound. But when I listen, and I'm pretty sure when everyone else listens, I can tell that the sound is coming from right below where my stethoscope is placed. I'm assuming that if I was listening and the tube was in their lungs, it would sound a little different. This has actually never happened to me, but it did happen to a nurse a few weeks ago, and she could tell that it didn't sound right.