The Registered Nurse (RN) you are working with checked the position of the nasogastric (NG) tube by injecting 20mLs of air and auscultating the stomach using a stethescope. This is an outdated method that is no longer considered safe or definitive for checking the position of an NG tube. Utilising an evidence based approach state and justify what is considered a definitive check for the position of the NG that the RN can perform in the ward?
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