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Nasogastric Tube Home Care

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Your child needs a nasogastric tube (NG tube) for feeding. This soft tube is placed through your child's nose, goes down the esophagus and into the stomach. 

  1. Your child’s nurse will teach you how to check that the tube is correctly placed in the stomach according to your doctor’s orders or home health agency practice.



  2. ALWAYS avoid any pressure against the nostrils.
  3. If the tube becomes clogged easily your home health nurse can give you helpful ideas for keeping the tube clear.
  4. The centimeter marking on the tube at point of nostril will be noted. Notify your child's medical provider or doctor if the centimeter marking on the tube changes.

Please contact your child's medical provider or doctor if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.

Reviewed: 05/2018

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