If results in upside-down Nasal Trumpet, rotate 180 degrees after passing the anterior nare
Insert along floor of nostril, perpendicular to face
If resistance occurs
Try slight tube rotation
Try other nostril
Check for respirations following placement
Check patency frequently
Tube may be blocked by mucus, blood, secretions
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