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Evid Based Nurs 5:120 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.4.120
  • Quality improvement

A height based graphic method was more accurate than estimation based on external landmarks for determining depth of paediatric gastric tube insertion

Graphic method (based on patient height) v NEX method for determining depth of paediatric gastric tube insertion†

Outcomes Graphic NEX Difference (95% CI)
†NEX = measurement from the nose or mouth, to the earlobe, to the xiphoid process. Other abbreviations defined in glossary. Negative values indicate underinsertion and positive values indicate overinsertion.
Mean insertion distance from the centre of the stomach (cm) −1.12 1.31 2.43 (1.33 to 3.54)
Mean absolute value of insertion distance from the centre of the stomach (cm) 1.26 2.60 1.34 (0.50 to 2.18)

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