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Tubes

Orogastric and Nasogastric Tubes - VTT 226

QuestionAnswer
Intubation Insertion of a tube into a hallow body canal.
Gavage Introduction of material into the stomach.
Lavage To irrigate, wash out or rinse.
Orogastric Via mouth to the stomach.
Oroesophageal Via mouth to the caudal esophagus.
Activated charcoal or barium administration. Orogastric Tube
Gastric lavage for toxin ingestion. Orogastric Tube
Feed orphaned or weak neonates that are unable to nurse. Orogastric Tube
Can rapidly deliver high quantities of food. Orogastric Tube
Orogastric Tube measurement Canine- Nares to the last rib Feline- Nares to the 10/11th rib
Tube good for 3-14 days of feeding. Prone to blocking. Nasogastric Tube
Tube for anorexic animals. Nasogastric Tube
Tube used for Megaesophagus. Nasogastric Tube
Tube used for continuous aspiration of stomach contents in persistent vomiting cases. Nasogastric Tube
The 4 types of feeding tubes. Argyle, Guide Wire, Silicon, Red Rubber
Nasogastric Tube measurement 9th-10th rib
Nasoesophageal Tube measurement 7th-8th intercostal space
What numbing agent do we use in the nasal cavity for tubes? 1-2 gtt of 2% proparacaine
How to confirm placement of Nasal tubes. With empty syringe, aspirate for negative pressure. Inject 3-5mL of sterile saline to elicit a cough. Check with radiograph.
How to confirm placement of Oral tubes. With empty syringe, aspirate for negative pressure, not air. Inject 3-5mL of sterile saline to elicit a cough.
Tubes used for long term assisted feeding (more than 14 days), surgery, IBD, trauma, and pancreatitis. Surgically placed tubes
-ostomy Surgically creating a hole.
-otomy Surgical incision.
Tube placed in esophagus around the mid cervical area. Esophagostomy Tube
This tube is rarely used. Has potential for severe complications. Not recommended in patients that are vomiting or with respiratory disease. Pharyngostomy Tube
This tube placement is a very painful procedure and is very painful post-op. Thoracotomy Tube
What supplies do you need for a Thoracic Tube placement? Thoracic tube, supplies to clip & prep, 3-way stop cock, minor surgical pack, forceps, suture, bandaging materials.
Helps stimulate pet to eat, usually works best on cats. Diazepam (Valium)
How to calculate R.E.R. 30 x kg + 70 = R.E.R.
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