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Emerg Med J. 2010 Aug;27(8):613-5. doi: 10.1136/emj.2009.077404. Epub 2010 Jun 17.

A novel method to assist gastric tube insertion: a case series.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Waikato Hospital, Pembroke Street, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand. harveym@waikatodhb.govt.nz

Abstract

Gastric tube insertion in the intubated patient can prove both difficult and frustrating. A simple modification to the standard gastric tube and corresponding technique of insertion is described which enables directional manoeuvring of the tube tip. Experience with the technique is described in a case series of 10 patients.

PMID:
20558486
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2009.077404
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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