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NGT policies about days until removal for Neonates

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deweydecimal13501 has 20+ years experience .

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Hello,

I am here posting for the Nurse Clinician in my hospital.  She needs to know what is being done in your hospitals (your policy please).  I have done all the literature searching (medical and nursing.)  Plus the usual Google/Google Scholar. 🙂

We would like to know what  other hospitals are doing for "replacement times"  (is it daily or days - how many or weeks or what time frame is it )  for nasogastric tubes (NGT) for neonatal patients.  

Would you be willing to tell us what you do in your facility for  " replacement time?"

Thank-you in advance,

Deweydecimal 

Edited by deweydecimal13501
Can this be moved to the NICU Specialty

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28 days 

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Ativan stat has 28 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Primary Care Pediatrics; NICU.

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1 month.  

If OGT/NGT surgically placed, like with TEF, stays in as long as surgery wants. 

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PeakRN specializes in Adult and pediatric emergency and critical care.

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If they are in the NICU: 28 days unless ordered otherwise (typically for surgery or other complex placement).

In the PICU or Cardiac ICU they stay until they go bad, we don’t have a policy on rotating them. 

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