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Which is not a way of verifying NG tube placement at the bedside?



A. Aspirating stomach contents and measuring pH
B. Injecting air into the NG tube and auscultating or asking client to speak
C. Palpate tube placement
D. Put end of the tube into water and look for bubbling air

This question is part of nasogastric tubes
Asked by Justicekandice, Last updated: Jul 02, 2020

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K smith

K smith

Answered Jan 22, 2019

Do not instill air to test location of tube. It is not reliable and may cause harm. Perry et al., 2014

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 20, 2017

Palpate tube placement
 

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