North American Journal of Medical Sciences

TECHNICAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--70

A new technique to insert nasogastric tube in an unconscious intubated patient


Tanmoy Ghatak, Sukhen Samanta, Arvind Kumar Baronia 
 Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Tanmoy Ghatak
Rammohan Pally, Arambagh Hooghly, West Bengal - 712 601
India

Background: Insertion of a nasogastric tube in an unconscious intubated patient may be difficult as they cannot follow the swallowing instructions, and therefore has a high first attempt failure rate. Aim and Methods: We describe here a new technique to insert nasogastric tube in an unconscious intubated patient by neck flexion and using angiography catheter as a stylet and manipulating the cricoid ring of trachea for easy passage of nasogastric tube. Results and Conclusions: The technique is easy and helpful for nasogastric insertion in unconscious intubated patients. Additionally, it neither alters vital responses nor increases intracranial pressure like with laryngoscopy.


How to cite this article:
Ghatak T, Samanta S, Baronia AK. A new technique to insert nasogastric tube in an unconscious intubated patient.North Am J Med Sci 2013;5:68-70


How to cite this URL:
Ghatak T, Samanta S, Baronia AK. A new technique to insert nasogastric tube in an unconscious intubated patient. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];5:68-70
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