How to Insert a Nasogastric (NG) Tube

Inserting a Nasogastric (NG) Tube

Check physician’s order.
Check client’s identaband and if able have client state name.
Discuss procedure to client.
Provide privacy.
Gather equipment.
Position client at 45 degree angle or higher with head elevated.
Wash hands and don clean gloves.
Provide regular oral and nasal hygiene.
Remove gloves and wash hands.
Position client for comfort.
Document procedure.

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