Nasogastric Feeding Insertion and / or Care (Bolus)

Nasogastric Feeding Insertion and / or Care (Bolus)

This half day course is suitable for all nurses who fit, and care workers who support, those with a nasogastric tube.

Course Length. 3.5 hours


Nasogastric feeding involves the placement of a thin plastic tube into the nasal cavity and down into the stomach. This is used to provide nutrition and medicines directly to a patient especially when there are issues or difficulties swallowing, eating solid food, or taking oral medications, for any variety of medical reasons. Our NGT training provides healthcare professionals with crucial knowledge and practical experience.

Course Contents

Positional testing (pH Universal Indicator) – method and intervals
Nasal care
Issues – when emergency/GP assistance may be required
Infection prevention and control
Bolus feeding method, including flushing
Bolus feeding complications
Links to further reading
Knowledge check

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents

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