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Nasogastric (NGT) tube insertion is a common procedure that provides access to the stomach and can be uncomfortable for the patient if the procedure is not carried out correctly. Learn how to insert an NGT tube safely.

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Gastric intubation via the nasal passage (ie. nasogastric route) is a common procedure that provides access to the stomach for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The placement of a nasogastric tube (NGT) can be uncomfortable for the patient if the procedure is not carried out correctly.  This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the insertion of an NGT. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator enables you to practice and test your ability to perform the procedure, with cross-sectional animations to enable understanding. Practice the steps of the procedure online as often as you want, until you feel confident. 

Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Tray preparation
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Assess the patient's nasal passages
Step 3 - Determine the length of tube to be inserted
Step 4 - Lubricate the tube
Step 5 - Insert the nasogastric tube
Step 6 - Confirm the position of the tube
Step 7 - Secure the tube
  • Describe pre-procedural considerations for a nasogastric tube insertion.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for a nasogastric tube insertion.
  • Understand how to assess the patient's nasal passages to identify the appropriate location for tube insertion.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to measure and determine the appropriate length of tube to be inserted.
  • Identify the proper technique for tube insertion into the stomach.
  • Describe and demonstrate confirmation of the tube position.
  • Demonstrate how to secure the tube.
  • Describe post-procedural considerations for a nasogastric tube insertion.

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