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Dx help for NG tube placement

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    Default Dx help for NG tube placement
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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?

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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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