International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
A Study to assess the prevalence and complication nasogastric tube feeding among NG tube patient admitted in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam
Priyadarsini A and Velayutham P
The use of nasogatric tubes (NGTs) is ubiquitous, and clinicians often take their placement, function, and maintenance for granted. NGTs are used for gastrointestinal decompression, enteral feeding, medication administration, naso-biliary drainage, and specialized indications such as upper gastrointestinal bleeding. So the present study aims to assess the complication, of nasogastric tube patient associated with NG feeding in Saveetha medical college and Hospital. A quantative approach with non-experimental research design was adopted to conduct the study among 50 nasogastric tube patients who were selected by Non- probability purposive sampling technique. Semi-structured interview method was used to collect the demographic data and also using a semi-structured questionnaire to assess the complication of nasogastric tube feeding associated with NG feeding in Saveetha medical college and Hospital. The results of the study shows that among 50 samples proves that 22(44%) had mild complication, 18(36%) had moderately complication and 10(20%) had severe complication regarding nasogastric tube feeding associated with nasogastric tube feeding and that the mean score of complication is 1-5 had mild complication, 6-10 had moderately complication, 11-15 had severe complication.
Priyadarsini A, Velayutham P. A Study to assess the prevalence and complication nasogastric tube feeding among NG tube patient admitted in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2020;3(2):01-04.