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Care and monitoring of enteral access for enteral nutrition in adults in hospital and at home

Practice guidelines - Posted on Apr 01 2000

Enteral accesses for enteral nutrition involve nasogastric, nasoduodenal and nasojejunal tubes, and gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes in adults. These guidelines describe the sequences of recommended actions for inserting a nasogastric tube, and also for monitoring, daily care, and informing and educating the patients about the three possible enteral accesses. They do not cover indications for enteral nutrition, insertion of gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes or procedures for administering or monitoring nutrition products.

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