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Common Feeding Tubes: Nasogastric Intubation

Usually placed by a nurse, nasogastric tubes are found in a wide variety of clinical situations due to their versatility and ease of use for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. In a similar way, the use of gastrostomy tubes for long term feeding and other treatments has become common and made the replacement of balloon gastrostomy tubes an increasingly routine nursing procedure.

Duration 20 min
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Usually placed by a nurse, nasogastric tubes are found in a wide variety of clinical situations due to their versatility and ease of use for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. In a similar way, the use of gastrostomy tubes for long term feeding and other treatments has become common and made the replacement of balloon gastrostomy tubes an increasingly routine nursing procedure.

To provide an understanding of nursing practices associated with these common feeding tubes, this series demonstrates the basic techniques for nasogastric intubation and the replacement of a balloon gastrostomy tube.

The programs in this series are:
  • M270A Common Feeding Tubes: Nasogastric Intubation
  • M270B Common Feeding Tubes: Replacement Balloon Gastrostomy Tubes

This series is designated for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

Overview

Placing a nasogastric tube is a critical skill for nurses providing care in many different care settings. Their use is often indicated for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients, including to assess and treat upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, withdraw gastric contents for analysis, allow gastric lavage, to provide long- and short-term feeding, to administer medications, and for gastric decompression.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the different types of nasogastric tubes
  • List indications and contraindications for the use of nasogastric tubes
  • Describe the process of placing a nasogastric tube
  • Identify signs of respiratory distress indicating the tube has passed into the trachea
  • Describe three methods of verifying placement of the tube in the stomach
  • Explain the procedure for removing a nasogastric tube
  • List key items that must be documented when placing and removing a nasogastric tube
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 20 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2012
Product Categories
Healthcare, IV and Feeding Tubes