Naso-Gastric Tube Insertion

Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will have the knowledge and skills to gain clinical competency under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

This course will appeal to nurses, doctors, dieticians and other allied heath professionals required to perform naso-gastric tube insertion as part of their role

Aims and Objectives

â–  Candidates will understand the associated anatomy and physiology

â–  Candidates will recognise complications and understand their management

â–  Candidates will be able to safely and competently perform naso-gastric tube insertion


Associated anatomy & physiology Overview of equipment
Consent Infection control
Correct demonstration of procedure Methods of checking location of NG tube
Rationale for NG tube insertion Practical practice for candidates
Preparation of the patient Contraindications
Complications and their management