Andersen Tube is a vented (bilumenal) gastric tube designed to keep
the stomach continuously and completely empty. It has 24 aspirating
ports in the tip of the tube that are designed to screen out particulate
too large to pass through the tube. It is made of exceptionally
soft and pliable vinyl for patient comfort.
tube has a stylet to help in placing it in an unconscious or non-cooperative
aspirating tube has one placement mark to encourage its positioning
in the cardia of the stomach. It
is in the cardia of the stomach that the contents of the stomach pool
in the recumbent
patient and hence
it is in the cardia that you want to place the aspirating tip of a gastric
- Designed to maintain the stomach continuously and completely empty.
ports designed to act as a screen to particles larger than the lumen
- Soft for improved patient comfort
- Single positioning mark
- If it's bubbling, it's working.
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