I'm a new grad nurse who has finally landed a job! :-) I'm working in pediatric home health and have been assigned to a young patient who has both an NG and nasal cannula O2. I have not met the pt yet.
I'm just having trouble visualizing this since the NG would be getting in the way of the cannula. And how does the patient get effective O2 with the NG tube partially blocking the nasal passage on the one side?
One other related question- this child is very grabby and likes to mess with the tubes on their face. I know that distraction works up to a point but if a child is determined to mess with them, it's going to be hard even with one on one care. (My experience caring for my own children has taught me how determined they can be!) What is a good strategy to prevent this without using elbow restraints and allow the child to move freely to enhance development?