Tech-EnteralTubes (Nasogastric Tubes)
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Two types of enteral tubes that go through the nose are NG and NE. What do these stand for?
What type of tubing is used?
soft rubber feeding tubes
What size tubes are typical used?Remember a 8Fr would be extremely difficult.
3.5 or 5 Fr
Indication for NG tube?
- liquid diet
- some animals will not eat with this placed
When are NG tubes contraindicated?
How is this tube measured?
- tip of nose to 13th rib
- ends in distal lumen of the stomach
NG tubes are non-invasive and require no sedation. How are they secured?
suture to nose or top of head
How are NE tubes measured?
- tip of nose to 8th or 9th rib
- tube ends in distal esophagus
Placement of tubes:SHLP
- sternal or standing
- head raised
- lidocaine (1-2gtt) on nares
- pass lubed tube towards inside of nare
NE tube placement check:BC (TABS CAN YOU CHECK IF THERE'S MORE REASONS NOT SURE IF I GOT THEM ALL)
- listen for bobourigme
What suture pattern is used to secure the tube?
chinese finger trap
How long are these tubes placed?
These tubes clog easily when are they flushed?
before and after feeding
Even those these are easily replaced they are uncomfortable! How do we prevent them being dislodged even after suturing?
What would you like to do?
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