I know that not all of you are as old as me, but I am trying to help a colleague research NG tubes and we are trying to remember if the old tubes had one port or many ports. Do any of you remember? I do not remember ever using a single port and I started nursing school in 1977.
Thanks for your help!:hatparty:
Jun 3, '04
NG tube had only one port. Here's a list of other tubes.
Gastric and enteral tubes
* Miller-Abbott Tube -- double lumen, 10 ft
* Harris Tube -- single lumen, mercury weighted tube, 6 ft, weight of mercury carries tube by gravity
* Cantor Tube -- single lumen with 4-5 ml bag of mercury attached, 10 ft
* Ewald Tube -- large lumen gastric tube for aspirating large clots from stomach
If I remember correctly Cantor tubes were duel lumen: had to open test tube of mercury, pour into one opening. Also used Miller Abbott tube: duel lueman
Found a good power point presentation on Elimination that shows tubes:
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 3, '04