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.
This tube has a stylet
to help in placing it in an unconscious or uncooperative patient.
The aspirating tube has one placement
mark to encourage its ositioning 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 is bubbling, it is working.