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Nasogastric Management (Group Session)


Nasogastric Feeding & Tube Management Workshop

NGT feeding has been common practice in all groups of patients, neonates, paediatrics and adults for many years. NGT are generally used in the short (one week) to medium term (up to six weeks) or for longer term feeding, which occurs via gastrostomy tubes or jejunostomies. There is a small risk that nasogastric feeding tubes can be misplaced in the lungs during insertion, or can be misplaced out of the stomach at a later stage. NGT Insertion


  • Legislation and National Guidelines
  • Anatomy and Physiology of GI Tract
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Definition of Terms
  • Nasogastric Tube (NGT)
  • Indication of NGT
  • Types of Nasogastric Tubes
  • Enteral Feeding Indication
  • Consent for Treatment and Care
  • Nasogastric Tube Insertion
  • Contraindications of NGT
  • Risk Assessment
  • Method for Confirming Correct Placement of Nasogastric Feeding Tube
  • X- Ray Confirmation of NGT
  • pH Strips Testing
  • Limitations of pH Testing Method
  • Equipment Use
  • Passage of NGT Practical demonstration using a Training Manikin
  • Unsafe methods for checking NGT position
  • Tube Care and Management for NGT
  • Nasal care
  • Discharge of Patients on NGT feeding
  • Documentation and Record keeping
  • Practical Demonstration


Upon completion delegates will receive certificate of attendance.NB: Competency must be achieved within the workplace within 6 months of attending the course.We are unable to organise any voluntary work in hospitals for you to gain further experience. You will have to arrange this yourself.