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What precautions should patients take when indwelling a gastric tube?

What precautions should patients take when indwelling a gastric tube?

  • Wednesday, 28 February 2024
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Gastric decompression is the drainage of fluid and gas from the gastric tract through a gastric tubeReduces pressure and tension within the
gastrointestinal tractImproves blood circulation in the gastrointestinal wall. It is an effective treatment measure to promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function. What should patients pay attention to when indwelling gastric tube?
1. Doing more swallowing movements can help the gastric tube enter the esophagus quickly and relieve discomfort;
2. When nausea and vomiting occur, raise your hand to signal the nurse to pause intubation and take a deep breath;
3. Difficulty breathing, strayed into the trachea, pull out immediately;

4. Do not remove or close gastrointestinal decompression at will, need to maintain effective negative pressure suction;

5. Fixed at the shoulder, do not pull when turning over

6.During the period of gastrointestinal decompression, diet and oral medicine should be prohibited, and the doctor should supplement the nutritional solution appropriately;

 During gastrointestinal decompression, when the condition improves, there is no obvious abdominal distension, intestinal peristalsis recovers and anal exhaust should be stopped in time. When extubating, the suction device should be separated from the decompression tube first, the decompression tube should be clamped off, the patient should be instructed to hold their breath, and the decompression tube should be pulled out quickly.

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