Reply To: platelet level to insert an NG tube

  • Michael Hans

    April 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    We do not have one, other than clinical judgment.

    It sounds as though you may have found an EBP project.

    Michael Hans, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CPON®
    Nursing Professional Development Educator
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    MS 731
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-04-2018 06:27 AM
    From: Mary Jean Howitt
    Subject: platelet level to insert an NG tube

    Recently I posted this question on the general APHON form and was not successful in hearing back from people, so I am trying again.

    My question is….

    Do you have a platelet level threshold for inserting a Nasogastric tube?

    If so what is it?

    If not, how do you decide the platelet level is a risk or not?

    We would really value your responses! Mary Jean

    Mary Jean Howitt, RN, MN, CPON, CNeph(c)
    Clinical Nurse Specialist; Regional COG Clinical Trial Coordinator
    IWK Health Center
    [Halifax, NS