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N/G tube insertion

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by tkyeung tkyeung (New Member) New Member

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If a patient is suffering from aspiration of gastric contents, eg vomitus, in the respiratory tract, can a N/G tube be inserted?

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Lev has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I don't see why not. In fact, that may be the reason they are getting the NGT to begin with. They clearly can't control their gastric secretions if they are vomiting and aspirating. The NG tube doesn't go in the respiratory tract, remember?

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Oh wow..I just responded to something 4 months old

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