Edmond A. Hooker
Nasogastric Tubes Orogastric Lavage Tubes
The gastrointestinal (GI) device that is most commonly used by emergency physicians is the nasogastric (NG) tube. Other GI devices encountered in the emergency department (ED) include large-bore orogastric tubes, small-bore nasointestinal ("feeding") tubes, and transabdominal feeding tubes (gastrostomy, jejunostomy, and gastrojejunostomy tubes). Although complications from the use of these are rare, they must be anticipated and prevented if possible.
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