Nasogastric tube insertion in adults who require enteral feeding
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Nasogastric tube insertion in adults who require enteral feeding

Carolyn Best Nutrition nurse specialist, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester

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 discusses patient assessment, choosing which tube to use, positioning and strategies to deal with complications that arise.

Nursing Standard. 21, 40,39-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.06.21.40.39.c4570

Correspondence

carolyn.best@weht.swest.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review