Nasogastric Tube Placement and Removal & Tube Feeding

Beginners Nursing
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In this lesson, we will discuss some factors that would indicate the use of a nasogastric tube.   We will also outline how to insert, manage, and withdraw a nasogastric tube using proper techniques.  Lastly, we will discuss special consideration for inserting medications and feedings into nasogastric tubes to prevent complications.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the functions of a nasogastric tube.
  2. Describe how to properly insert a nasogastric tube .
  3. Determine nursing interventions used to prevent complications in client’s with a nasogastric tube.
  4. Explain special nursing considerations for tube feeding to prevent complications.
  5. Review how to properly remove a nasogastric tube.

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