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Stomach Tube Insertion

Alternate Names : Nasogastric Tube Insertion, NG Tube Insertion

Stomach Tube Insertion | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

After the tube is inserted, it will be taped to the nose to keep it from moving. It may be attached to a suction device to drain the contents of the stomach. Although inserting the tube is a little uncomfortable, most people have little discomfort once it is in place. A person with a stomach tube needs to receive good oral hygiene. If fluids are restricted, glycerine swabs can be used to moisten the mouth.

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Stomach Tube Insertion: Overview & Description


Stomach Tube Insertion: Home Care and Complications

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 06/01/01

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