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Nasogastric Tubes
Nasogastric Tubes


February 15th, 2021

Difficult NG Insertion

Provide the patient with a cup of water and ask them to take small sips and swallow as you advance the tube
Try placing the NG tube in the fridge to make it more rigid and easier to insert.
Some pressure may be required to advance the tube against mild resistance, but do not keep pushing the tube against significant resistance.
Withdraw the NG if the patient starts excessively gagging or coughing.
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