Challenge 15

Nasogastric Feeding and Drainage Tube Placement and Verification

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Nasogastric tubes (NGTs) are a commonly used intervention in clinical practice for decompression or for administration of enteral nutrition, fluids and medications. Misplacement of NGTs can lead to significant morbidity and even, death. Use only NGTs that are radio-opaque throughout their length with external centimeter length markings to be used to
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