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Friday, October 19, 2007

HYDROCHLORIC ACID IN DIGESTION


Every nurse at some time or another is put in the position of taking care of a patient with an order for NPO or NG tube insertion. When ordered by the doctor, the stomach is kept empty
for example before surgical procedures or after trauma.
If a Nasogastic tube is inserted, instructions are usually given by the MD to put NG to suction to remove excess gastric contents. There are cases when suction is not ordered. Hydrochloric acid is present in gastric contents. Above is an overview.
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