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When a patient has just been admitted to the hospital and is receiving care in the emergency department, they will most likely be given a nasogastric tube. This long plastic tube inserted through their nose into their stomach allows them to receive liquid nutrition or medication without having to swallow.

As a nurse caring for this patient, you will need to make sure that the following steps are taken:

1) Check with physician before insertion of NG tube.

2) Insertion of NG Tube- ensure correct placement by checking X-ray films or abdominal palpation (you may also feel an air bubble when it’s in place).

3) Monitor patency of NG tube with periodic assessment and manometry (pressure monitoring).

End of content. *Nurse’s Role in Caring for a Patient with a Nasogastric Tube*.A nurse is caring for a patient who has just been admitted to the hospital and is receiving care in the emergency department, they will most likely be given a nasogastric tube. This long plastic tube inserted through their nose into their stomach allows them to receive liquid nutrition or medication without having to swallow. As a nurse caring for this patient, you will need to make sure that the following steps are taken: Check with physician before insertion of NG tube; Insertion of NG Tube – ensure correct placement by checking X-ray films or abdominal palpation (you may also feel an air bubble when it’s in place.

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