Reply To: platelet level to insert an NG tube

  • Christopher Williams

    Member
    April 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    We have a threshold of 20 x 109/ L for nasogastric tube insertion in our department. This threshold was reached via multidisciplinary consensus, I am not aware of any strong evidence base to this in the literature but would be interested if others have.
    Chris.

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    Christopher Williams
    Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service
    Royal Children’s Hospital
    Melbourne, Australia
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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

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