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Gastric Suction

Alternate Names : Gastric Lavage, Stomach Pumping

Gastric Suction | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

During gastric suction, the person will have to be close to the suction device. It is usually positioned on the wall above the bed. The suction may be continual or intermittent. There may be some discomfort from the position of the tube in the back of the throat.

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Gastric Suction: Home Care and Complications

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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