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Introducing enteral nutrition support:ethical considerations

25 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This article explores the potential benefits of, or problems associated with, the insertion of a feeding tube to commence enteral nutrition. Some of the issues that...

Caring for the patient with a nasogastric tube

04 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone enteral nutrition

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...

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...

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...

Caring for the patient with a nasogastric tube

28 September 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

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...

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...

Introducing enteral nutrition support: ethical considerations

19 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the potential benefits of, or problems associated with, the insertion of a feeding tube to commence enteral nutrition. Some of the issues that...

Guidelines for routine gastrostomy tube replacement in children

01 December 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Endoscopic placement of a gastrostomy is the safest method of inserting a gastrostomy in children who are going to require full or supplemental enteral feeding for...

Strategies for nutritional care in acute settings

24 July 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Many reports have highlighted the challenges to nutritional care that older people can face when they are in hospital. Nurses can influence and implement effective...

Identification and management of patients’ nutritional needs

01 April 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

As individuals age a number of physical and cognitive changes affect their nutritional intake. Sensory losses affect the ability to obtain food or eat independently,...