This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2017.
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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: How to modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses
Carolyn Best, Nutrition nurse specialist, nutrition and dietetic department, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Winchester, England.
Read this module and update your knowledge and skills on how to insert a nasogastric tube and check gastric position at the bedside.
This How to module provides nurses with information on how to insert a nasogastric tube and check gastric position at the bedside.
A nasogastric tube (NG tube) can be used to aspirate stomach contents or to administer feed, medication or fluid into the stomach.