Nasogastric tube insertion.docx - Nasogastric tube insertion purposes equipment Journal Published December 6 2014 A Nasogastic tube is a pliable tube

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Nasogastric tube insertion- purposes, equipment Journal Published: December 6, 2014 A Nasogastic tube is a pliable tube that is inserted through the client’s nasopharynx into the stomach. The tube has a hollow lumen that allows removal of gastric secretions and introduction of solutions into the stomach. TYPES The Levin and Salem sump tubes are the most common. The Levin tube is a single lumen tube with holes near the tip. The Salem sump tube has two lumina: one for removal of gastric contents and one to provide an air vent. PURPOSES To gain access to the stomach and its contents. This enables to drain gastric contents. To decompress the stomach in conditions like surgery, infections of the GI tract, trauma to the GI tract, gastric immobility and bowel obstruction. To obtain a specimen of the gastric contents for diagnostic purposes. To drain and lavage in drug overdosage or poisoning. To aid in the prevention of vomiting and aspiration, as well as for assessment of GI bleeding in
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  • Fall '09
  • Bowel obstruction, cribriform plate, salem sump tube

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