It is common for patients in the intensive care unit to have some type of gastric tube placed for a variety of purposes (eg, drainage, medication administration, feeding). Although nurses place both large- and small-bore gastric tubes, there is constant discussion regarding the best method for validating proper placement at the time the tube is placed and during routine care thereafter. Radiologic confirmation of correct placement is considered the “gold standard.”
AJCC Patient Care Page| November 01 2007
Determining the Correct Placement of Gastric Tubes
Am J Crit Care (2007) 16 (6): 551.
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Linda Bell, Birck Cox; Determining the Correct Placement of Gastric Tubes. Am J Crit Care 1 November 2007; 16 (6): 551. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2007.16.6.551
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