transpyloric placement - page 2

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My picu currently uses transpyloric tubes and have been for while. We check placement via "snap" test, like many other facilities. I am looking for any protocols that incorporate this test or any other placement checks, besides... Read More

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    Anoter test we also use is pH. The stomach is much more acidic than the duodenum. Of course this test can be obscured by certain medications or conditions and therefore is not definitive. This is also assuming you can aspirate contents.