Dx help for NG tube placement

Kisalyn

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One of our physicians was asked to place an NG tube because the patients other physicians were not able to.

The preoperative diagnoses:

1. Inability to obtain successful NG tube placement in a patient status post code blue earlier today.
A) In spite of attempts by her other physicians.

We're having trouble coming up with a diagnosis for this procedure. Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

Mojo

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Hi Linh:

It is common for a patient to develop an acute distention of the stomach, 536.1, with bagging and ETT insertion during a code, requiring the insertion of an NGT to empty the gastric contents.

Other indications for insertion are to initiate feedings and the administration of meds.
 
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