Use of Nasogastric Feeding Tubes for Children at Home: A Template for Caregiver Education

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Abstract

There is a lack of knowledge on the part of caregivers who need to place nasogastric (NG) tubes in children for enteral nutrition therapy. This article provides the rationale, best practices, and a template for caregiver education. Canadian and Australian programs have excellent patient education materials. They have shared these step-by-step procedures for healthcare professionals to provide to caregivers to whom they are teaching placement and care of NG tubes.

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