Discharge Instructions: Your Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube)
You have been discharged with a nasogastric tube, or NG tube. The NG tube was inserted through your nose and into your stomach to provide you with food, fluids, and medicine.
Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as directed.
When to call your provider
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following:
A tube that is dislodged from the nose
Coughing or trouble breathing
A tube that is breaking down or cracked
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Fever above 100.4°F (38°C)
Diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days
March 21, 2017
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Lehrer, Jenifer, MD,Sather, Rita, RN