Gastric tube insertion in the intubated patient can prove both difficult and frustrating. A simple modification to the standard gastric tube and corresponding technique of insertion is described which enables directional manoeuvring of the tube tip. Experience with the technique is described in a case series of 10 patients.
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Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the New Zealand Health and Disability ethics committee.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.