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Nasogastric Tubes

NG Tubes


Nasogastric Tubes

  • Feeding tubes - small bore (6-8 Fr), single lumen tubes that can be used for feeding but are unable to be aspirated
  • Salum sump - large bore (14-18Fr) dual lumen tubes that can be used for feeding and can be aspirated. Have a distal hole and a side hole
Last updated on January 1st, 2018


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