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Nasogastric Tubes—Irrigation, Maintenance, and Removal

presented by Audra Dennis, RN, BSN, COS-C and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

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Financial: Audra Dennis is an employee at Compassus. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Audra Dennis has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 16 Minutes; Total Course Timing: 26 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedures as well as patient education, documentation guidelines, and care considerations for the irrigation, maintenance, and removal of NG tubes.

Meet Your Instructors

Audra Dennis, RN, BSN, COS-C

Audra is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center with more than 10 years of experience in home health. After beginning her career at a rural critical access hospital and skilled nursing facility, she transitioned to home health as a case manager and later to clinical leadership roles at the regional and national…

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Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board,

The MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board ensures the development and maintenance of up-to-date and evidence-based clinical procedures. The review board is composed of leading nurse experts in the field: Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, and Margherita Labson, RN, BSN, MSHSA. The review board is involved in selecting the scope of procedures developed, approving subject…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to nasogastric tube irrigation, maintenance, and removal; information on all of the equipment and previsit preparation needed for these procedures; and recommended infection control policies.

2. Procedure: Irrigation of a Nasogastric (NG) Tube

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of irrigation of a nasogastric (NG) tube.

3. Procedure: Maintenance of a Nasogastric (NG) Tube

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of maintenance of a nasogastric (NG) tube.

4. Procedure: Removal of a Nasogastric (NG) Tube

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of removal of a nasogastric (NG) tube.

5. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips, precautions, and considerations for performing these skills in the home.

6. Patient and Caregiver Education

This chapter provides information on what education the patient (and caregiver) needs to support self-management of their care.

7. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting for patients receiving nasogastric tube irrigation, maintenance, and removal.

8. Conclusion

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner's knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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