- Jan 26, 2023
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Any estimates on the ml of air necessary to over inflate a stomach like that Mary pls? In this context would you think it more reasonable for an alleged murderer to use a big syringe or to pump a smaller one many times? Difficult question to me, I would assume anyone doing it would spend the least amount of time on it as possible which pushes me towards the larger syringe. also wondering when larger syringes are used? I’m also wondering exactly how one would determine that any air aspirated from a stomach should or shouldn’t be there? Empty spaces are normally full of gas so how is it that this air is thought to be present through deliberate actions.
I have no idea re. volumes of air. You can push the contents of a smaller syringe through a cannulla more quickly than with a large syringe, so I imagine the same applies to an NGT.
50/60ml syringes are only used for continuous infusions via a pump to give fluids or medication - insulin, morphine, certain antibiotics, saline + heparin into an artery etc.