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Nasogastric Tube Contraindications (04:03)


Use of a nasogastric tube is indicated by the need to: assess and treat upper GI tract bleeding, withdraw gastric contents, allow gastric lavage, provide long and short-term feeding, administer medications when oral intake is not possible or tolerated, and provide gastric decompression.

Intubation Procedures (08:37)

Verify the patient's identity, then give information and emotional support to patient and family. Answer questions and explain restrictions or procedures that will occur while the patient is intubated. Hear what supplies are needed and how to measure and insert the tube; watch for signs of respiratory distress.

Verifying Tube Placement (05:30)

Secure the nasojejunal and nasogastric tubes with adhesive strips, hypoallergenic tape, special tube anchors, or transparent dressings. Record the type and size of gastric tube; time and route of intubation; amount, color, and content of residuals aspirated or specimens taken for testing; and patient's tolerance to procedure.

Credits: Common Feeding Tubes: Nasogastric Intubation (00:40)

Credits: Common Feeding Tubes: Nasogastric Intubation

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Common Feeding Tubes: Nasogastric Intubation

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Placing a nasogastric tube is a critical skill for nurses providing care in many different care settings. Their use is often indicated for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients, including to assess and treat upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, withdraw gastric contents for analysis, allow gastric lavage, to provide long- and short-term feeding, to administer medications, and for gastric decompression. This program describes types of nasogastric tubes, looks at indications and contraindications for their use, demonstrates how to properly insert a tube, identifies signs of respiratory distress that indicate the tube has entered the trachea, and describes how to verify placement of the tube in the stomach. It also reviews the procedure for removing a tube and explains what to document.

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL273879

Copyright date: ©2021

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