Insertion of an NG tube into a patient's stomach may be performed in order to drain the stomach, provide feeding or administer medications. This section outlines the correct technique for inserting nasogastric tubes.
Aspiration of stomach content, feeding, medications
Coagulopathy, oesophageal stricture, (suspected) base of skull fracture
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