Securing of naso-gastric tubes in adult patients: a review.

  title={Securing of naso-gastric tubes in adult patients: a review.},
  author={Anna Brugnolli and Elena Ambrosi and Federica Canzan and Luisa Saiani},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={51 6},
OBJECTIVES To establish the most effective securing devices and techniques for preventing nasogastric tube displacement or inadvertent extubation, mucosa and skin lesions, discomfort, and complications (ab ingestis pneumonia, reduced caloric intake, mortality) in adult patients. DESIGN Systematic review of published and unpublished reports in any language, identified by searching 5 electronic databases, websites, reference lists, and existing systematic reviews and papers identified by… CONTINUE READING
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