Christensen, M., 2001. Bedside methods of determining nasogastric tube placement: a literature review. Nursing in Critical Care, 6 (4), pp. 192-199.
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* The insertion of an enteral tube can be both distressing and dangerous for the patient especially if placement is not correctly determined * It is hypothesised that techniques for determining enteral tube placement have at times been based on information that may be either outdated or otherwise inappropriate * This paper is a review of the research on three traditional non-radiologic and non-endoscopic bedside techniques for determining nasogastric and naso-intestinal tube placement * Hydrogention (pH) analysis, auscultation of insufflated air and the visual analysis of gastro-intestinal aspirate are discussed * Other forms of enteral tube placement are also considered, as well as possible implications for future practice
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Nasoenteral Tubes; Tube Placement Determination|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||11 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:42|
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