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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...

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...

Medication management in patients with dysphagia: a service evaluation

12 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & science

The administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia presents substantial challenges to patient safety. Within stroke services, where up to half of patients...