Ryle’s Tube is the narrow tube with marked with Radio opaque line. The nasogastric tube used to administer the drugs and feeding Nutritious foods, juices. Ryle’s Tube is also called a Nasogastric tube. It is about a one-meter length
Uses of Nasogastric tube
Ryle’s tube used for nutritional feeding purposes or aspiration of intestinal secretions.
The tube indicated to aspirate the intestinal obstruction and the pyloric stenosis.
Used in the diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and acute gastric dilatation.
Manufactured from non-toxic, medical grade PVC compound.
The distal end coned with steel balls sealed into the tube to facilitates easy insertion.
Four lateral eyes for efficient drainage.
The tube marked at 50, 60 and 70cm from the distal end for accurate placement into the abdomen. The radio-opaque line provided throughout the tube for X-ray visualization. The proximal end is provided with Universal Funnel Connector for easy extension.
How to Insert the Ryle’s tube
Keep ready with Different sizes of Ryle’s tube, 2 % Xylocaine Jelly, sterile gloves.
The nasogastric tube should be nicely lubricated and passed through one of the nostrils, once it reaches throat, ask the patient to swallow. so it easily enters into the esophagus and stomach. To check the Ryle’s tube patency push the 5-10ml of fresh air using 10ml or 20 ml syringe. Auscultate with the stethoscope on the epigastric area below the xiphisternum.
Fixation of the tube is with Elasto plaster or custom made plaster. Fix in a proper way to avoid fracture of nasal cartilage.
Check with the X-Ray for the confirmation of nasogastric tube in the stomach. The Radiographic mark line will appear on the x-ray
For continuous bedridden patients change the tube once in 7 days.
Note: For intubated patients, If needed Keep ready with Laryngoscopy and Magill forceps.
Sterile, Individually packed in peelable pouch pack. Ryles tube sterilized by is done by Ethylene oxide Sterilization method.
6 FG, 8 FG, 10 FG, 12 FG, 14 FG, 16 FG, 18 FG, 20 FG
Notes: For better the insertion of the nasogastric tube keep the Ryle’s tube in the fridge or deep freezer to soften the tube prior to insertion. The low temperature helps in to soften the tube.