(SOLVED) Why is it important to insert an NG tube in a patient suffering from pancreatitis
Why is it important to insert an NG tube in a patient suffering from pancreatitis? Why it is important to keep him or her NPO?
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When the pancreas become more inflamed then, this condition is refered
as pancreatitis. Gall stones, heavy alcohol usage are some of the common
cause of pancreatitis. The NG tubing is mostly used for carrying the
food and medication to the stomach via nose. It also provide feedings
that gives extra calories to the patients. In the patient with
pancreatitis it is necessary to give NG tubing because it will removes the fluid and air and provides more time for healing process. It also prevents damage and irritation. As same as it is important to put the patient in NPO because it will minimize the secretion in the pancreas which is important during the therapy of patient with pancreatitis.Analgesic are given for pain relief.