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1

What position should the client be in during NG tube placement?

High Fowler's with head tilted forward

2

The NG tube goes from ___ to ___

Nose to Stomach

3

What is a Salem sump?

Double lumen of NG tube used to decompress the stomach

4

What is the measuring points for determining length of insertion?

Nose to earlobe to xiphoid process

5

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.

6

What should be done before using the NG tube for the first time?

X-ray, aspirate for gastric content (pH should be > 4)

7

If the NG tube is to suction, should you turn off the suction when medications are given PO?

Yes, for at least 30 minutes

8

If a patient vomits during the procedures should you keep going with the NG tube?

Yes, wait for a few minutes, then proceed. Let the patient know that they will feel better once the NG is in place.

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