Flashcards in NG Tube Deck (8)
What position should the client be in during NG tube placement?
High Fowler's with head tilted forward
The NG tube goes from ___ to ___
Nose to Stomach
What is a Salem sump?
Double lumen of NG tube used to decompress the stomach
What is the measuring points for determining length of insertion?
Nose to earlobe to xiphoid process
If the client starts to gag during placement should you continue the procedure?
Yes, wait until patient stops gagging/coughing, then continue to advance; offer water to help the tube go down.
What should be done before using the NG tube for the first time?
X-ray, aspirate for gastric content (pH should be > 4)
If the NG tube is to suction, should you turn off the suction when medications are given PO?
Yes, for at least 30 minutes