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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 helps to ensure that the patient receives the necessary nutrition while they are in the Intensive Care Unit.

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