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Auckland DHB Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit

Public Service, Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Nasogastric Tube

A nasogastric tube is often inserted at the same time as the endotracheal tube. The nasogastric tube is inserted into the stomach via the nose. This tube ensures that patients receive the necessary nutrition while they are in the Intensive Care Unit.

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