CLINICAL PEARL- NASOGASTRIC TUBE INSERTION

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To facilitate nasogastric tube insertion, use lidocaine (Xylocaine) in ointment form around the nares and and as a spray to the back of the throat. Also, use metoclopramide (Reglan) to assist with motility.
—Diana Meeks-Sjostrom, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, Atlanta (113-24)

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