Nasogastric Tube Insertion Training


Our Nasogastric (NG) Tube Insertion training ensures health and social care workers have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide care for individuals requiring insertion of a nasogastric tube.

NG tubes are used to administer food and medication to those who are unable to do so otherwise. They may have problems with the mouth or stomach, have difficulty swallowing or taking enough food orally to meet their daily nutritional needs.

Our Nasogastric Tube Insertion training course will consider all of the reasons why an individual may require an NG tube,  insertion and confirmation procedures, feeding (including bolus and continuous infusion pump feeding), medication administration techniques, daily care requirements, troubleshooting and complications.

Our Nasogastric Tube Insertion training course is delivered by experienced healthcare educators, with expert knowledge in this area. We ensure that all course content is up to date and in line with current best practices. We also tailor course content to the specific requirements of your organisation and service users, offering fully-bespoke training solutions for your team. On completion of the course, your employees will be able to provide safe, evidence-based care to those with enteral nutritional needs.


6 hours

The Nasogastric Tube Insertion training course will last approximately 6 hours depending on the needs and requirements of your organisation.


  • Indications and contraindications for a nasogastric tube
  • Complications and risks involved with a nasogastric tube
  • Ensuring lawful consent
  • Blind bedside insertion of a fine bore nasogastric tube
  • Confirmation testing
  • The procedures for feeding and administering medications via an NG tube
  • Recognising, dealing with and reporting complications
  • Daily care requirements
  • Procedures for effective mouth care
  • Defensible documentation and record-keeping
  • Practical simulation of NG tube insertion and care techniques
  • Competency framework


On completion of our Nasogastric Tube Insertion training course and self-study workbook, your staff will be able to:

  • Define the term 'nasogastric tube’
  • List the clinical indications and contraindications for nasogastric tube insertion, specifically relating to nutrition and feeding
  • Describe insertion procedures specific to the device being used
  • Explain potential complications that might occur in nasogastric feeding
  • Outline the care and management required for a nasogastric tube
  • Summarise the feed and medication administration techniques
  • Demonstrate competence for the care and management of an NG tube


Our NG Tube Insertion course has been designed with healthcare professionals in mind. In particular, those who are required to look after individuals with enteral nutritional needs. We can provide training courses to organisations who operate within home care settings, care homes, hospitals and other clinical-based settings.

Please note, the course is not open to individual delegates. We operate on an organisational level, ensuring the specific training needs of employees in an organisation are met throughout the duration of the course.


Following completion of our Nasogastric Tube Insertion course, we will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidence-based clinical practice. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments, or if you would like one of our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments, please do hesitate to contact us.

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