Caring for the patient with a nasogastric tube
Carolyn Best Nutrition nurse specialist, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire
A nasogastric tube enables a nutritionally adequate diet to be delivered directly to the stomach bypassing the oral route. It is the most common route for enteral feeding and nurses play a central role in caring for patients with a nasogastric tube. This article outlines the care required for an adult patient with a fine bore nasogastric tube.
20, 3, 59-65.
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