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Nasogastric tube insertion in adults who require enteral feeding

13 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, part of Nursing Standard’s clinical skills series, describes the process of inserting a nasogastric tube in adults for enteral feeding. The article...

Does nasogastric feeding reduce distress after cleft palate repair in infants?

01 November 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aims To determine the effect of nasogastric (NG) feeding compared with oral feeding on morphine requirements after primary cleft palate repair, and secondarily on...

Enteral nutrition: an overview

30 May 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Many patients are unable to eat, while others are malnourished and therefore may need nutritional support. Encouraging adequate consumption of a well-balanced diet,...

How to insert a nasogastric tube and check gastric position at the bedside

18 May 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points A nasogastric tube (NG tube) can be used to aspirate stomach contents or to administer feed, medication or fluid into the stomach.▶ A blind...

Parkinson’s disease: nursing care in emergency settings

14 September 2017

Emergency Nurse


In the UK 127,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, many of whom are frequently admited to hospital. However, Parkinson’s disease is not usually the...

How to set up and administer an enteral feed via a nasogastric tube

05 July 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Nasogastric tube feeding is a method of enteral feeding commonly administered by nurses. Feed can be administered either using a volumetric...