NG tube vs nasal corpac

  1. Help, I need to write an educational brochure on the difference between an NG tube and a corpac (nasal). I have pages of info on NG's but I cant find anything on Corpac anywhere. Is it called something else? is there somewhere I can go to find the correct information.
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    What the heck is a corpac?
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Did a lot of Google searching, but only found information on Lima Peru and Steel.

    But, If it's spelled with a K instead of a C, then I get this

    http://www.corpakmedsystems.com/
    Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on May 20, '09
  5. by   dusky1228
    I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but a Corpak Corflow nasogastric tube is a long-term use nasogastric tube that is rated to stay in for 30 days at a time, and a regular nasogastric tube is a short-term use, being inserted with each feeding or at least changed every 24 hours at most. The Corpak *is* a nasogastric tube, but is the brand name of a *type* of nasogastric tube that is intended for remaining in for 30 days at a time.
    Hope that helps!
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from dusky1228
    , and a regular nasogastric tube is a short-term use, being inserted with each feeding or at least changed every 24 hours at most.

    Huh? Since when do we change NGTs q24? I've never heard of such a thing. We keep NGTs in for as long as we need them. And that can be weeks if need be. As long as people flush them then there shouldn't be a problem. And NGTs aren''t routinely used for feeding, more for draining. For feeding, we use dobhoff tubes.
  7. by   dusky1228
    Depends on your specialty area actually. Mine is MCH, NICU babies, so NGT are used for feedings much of the time. And often are changed *way* more frequently than "weeks".
  8. by   sweethazel9
    Thanks you every one for your help. Hopefully I now have enough information to finish my project.
  9. by   dusky1228
    You are welcome. Best of luck!

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