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This activity was developed for nurses and other qualified caregivers who may need to insert and remove a nasogastric tube.


Commercial Support AcknowledgmentNo commercial support was provided for the development of this activity.

Statement of NeedThe skills used for nasogastric (NG) intubation are valuable for nurses to have in any healthcare setting. The information in this program is intended to help nurses understand the supplies and steps required to successfully insert and remove a nasogastric tube. This information will help the nurse provide appropriate and individualized care, and increase positive patient outcomes.

Method of ParticipationTo complete this activity and obtain continuing education credit, you must do the following:

  • Read this Course Introduction / Disclosures section in its entirety.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.
  • Submit the online Activity Evaluation form.

    AccreditationMedcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation*

    Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number 50-1285).

    *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product.

    Credit DesignationMedcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit.

    OverviewThe purpose of this course is to teach nurses about the various types of naosgastric tubes and provide instruction on how to properly insert and remove these devices. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Types of Nasogastric Tubes
  • Intubation Procedures
  • Nasogastric Tube Removal
  • Conclusion

    Learning ObjectivesAfter completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the indications and contraindications for nasogastric intubation.
  • Describe various types of NG tubes and their uses.
  • Identify the equipment and supplies needed for NG tube insertion.
  • Describe the steps to properly perform both an NG tube insertion and removal.

    This educational activity was wholly developed, written, and produced by Medcom, Inc., G. Rand Rodriguez, editor. Michelle R. Tinkham RN, BSN, MS, PHN, CNOR, CLNC, RNFA, Sharon Konrad RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS, and Anita Fitzgerald RN, MSN, served as subject matter experts in review of the content, and performed content validation reviews. Marguerite Voorhees RN, MN, CNS, CPHQ, CPHRM, served as nurse planner.

    In accordance with ANCC Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Medcom, Inc. policy, the learner is hereby informed that the planners and staff of Medcom, Inc., and the content validation reviewer(s) involved with this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Furthermore, there is no discussion in this activity about the use of products for non FDA-approved indications.

    Unnapproved Use DisclosureMedcom, Inc. requires authors and content validation reviewers to disclose to the learner when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Authors of this activity may present information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

    As in all educational activities, we encourage the practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account the patient's unique clinical situation. Medcom disclaims any liability and/or loss resulting from the information contained in this activity. The learner specifically agrees to indemnify and hold Medcom, the creators, producers, and distributors of this activity harmless against any and all claims or liabilities arising out of the use of any information provided in this activity by the learner, or by anyone directly or indirectly obtaining such information through the learner.

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