To feed or not to feed?


A nasogastric tube is inserted to provide enteral nutrition and drugs, or for gastric drainage. Nasogastric tubes can occasionally be wrongly placed into the airways during insertion. The positioning of a nasogastric tube in the stomach should be assessed by aspirating some of the gastric fluid and measuring the pH. Occasionally this is non-diagnostic and a… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h5194


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