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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...

Enteral feeding for the critically ill patient

07 May 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

In critical care, the most important role of the nurse is establishing feeding - assessing the patient’s nutritional status, encouraging the patient to eat where...

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...

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...

Home enteral nutrition: Organisation of services

01 May 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article discusses how services for people receiving enteral nutrition via a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube at home are organised. The home enteral nutrition...

Caring for adult patients who require nasogastric feeding tubes

22 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Nasogastric tubes provide a safe means of delivering nutrition support to many patients in hospital and the community. Insertion and care of these tubes will be...

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

12 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

enteral feeding

Many adults with intellectual disabilities require nutritional support as feeding problems are prevalent in this population. While many types of nutritional support...

Eating disorders and artificial re-feeding

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article is a literature review into the efficiency of artificial re-feeding in eating disordered patients.

Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care

21 May 2018

Nursing Standard

Nutrition

The provision of nutritional support for patients who are critically ill is complex and multifaceted, in part because of the variety and complexity of potential...