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CPD modules

Ensuring patient safety when inserting and using a nasogastric feeding tube

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2021
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module explores the potentially life-threatening safety challenges that can arise during the insertion and maintenance of nasogastric tubes. It provides nurses with the guidance, evidence and reassurance to manage these tubes safely when delivering nutritional support to patients in hospital and the community.


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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Kristine Curtis, Former nutrition nurse specialist, currently working as registered nurse learning disabilities in NHS Forth Valley.
Maxine Tinker, Nutrition nurse specialist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.


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