How do you accurately measure the length of the nasogastric tube to be inserted? Place the tube at the tip of the nose and measure by extending the tube to the earlobe and then down to the xiphoid process. The average length for an adult is 22-26 inches. To help you answer this type of question, visualize the process. Remember the acronym NEX - nose, earlobe, xiphoid process.
Sternum - [ster´num] a plate of bone forming the middle of the anterior wall of the thorax and articulating with the clavicles and thecartilages of the first seven ribs. It consists of three parts, the manubrium, the body, and the xiphoid process.
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