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Sunday, May 1, 2016

End of the Reflexive NG Tube

Emergency Physicians Monthly
Emergency Physicians Monthly - April 29, 2016 - By Richard Bukata
"There are lots of ED procedures that have been ingrained into our psyche as “standard of care” – often without good evidence to support their use. For the benefit of our patients emergency providers need to be willing to shine the searchlight of scientific inquiry at many of the dogmas to which we adhere...
The use of NG tubes is just one of many procedures where EPs take a traditional approach that lacks evidence to support it. A closer look at the research shows that the benefits of NG tubes may not outweigh the discomfort."