A nastrogastric tube is a nasal feeding tube that is inserted through the patient’s nose down through the nasopharynx and esophagus into the stomach. This flexible tube is made of rubber or plastic and has bidirectional potential. The nastrogastric tube is used to put substances into the stomach, so it’s useful for putting nutrients directly into the stomach of patients who cannot take food or drink by mouth. The tube is also used to remove contents from the stomach, including air, to decompress the stomach, or to remove small solid objects and fluid, like poison, from the stomach.
Tubes like that Bard Nastrogastric Sump Tube is x-ray opaque, which makes it easy to spot on an x-ray so you can detect its position before use. Also, there are nasogastric tube holders available for use. These holders are designed to keep the feeding tubes in place with a gentle adhesive pad that conforms to the patient’s nose for a comfortable fit.
Mountainside Medical Equipment is a proud supplier of the nastrogastric tube and offers it at a great, low price. To get yours today place an order on our website or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our friendly, helpful Medical Supply Specialists for more information.