Development of a Competency Model for Placement and Verification of Nasogastric and Nasoenteric Feeding Tubes for Adult Hospitalized Patients

Jan Powers, Britta Brown, Beth Lyman, Arlene A. Escuro, Lorraine Linford, Kim Gorsuch, Kris M. Mogensen, Jessica Engelbrecht, Amanda Chaney, Carol McGinnis, Beth A. Quatrara, Jennifer Leonard, Peggi Guenter

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Abstract

Nasogastric/nasoenteric (NG/NE) feeding tube placements are associated with adverse events and, without proper training, can lead to devastating and significant patient harm related to misplacement. Safe feeding tube placement practices and verification are critical. There are many procedures and techniques for placement and verification; this paper provides an overview and update of techniques to guide practitioners in making clinical decisions. Regardless of placement technique and verification practices employed, it is essential that training and competency are maintained and documented for all clinicians placing NG/NE feeding tubes. This paper has been approved by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Board of Directors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-533
Number of pages17
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • clinical competence
  • enteral nutrition
  • feeding tube placements
  • hospitalized adult
  • patient safety

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