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.




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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