Nasogastric Tubes and Gastrostomy Tubes
Guidelines for Managing Nasogastric Tubes and Gastrostomy Tubes
If a child is admitted to the school/setting who is unable to take food or fluid by mouth, they may require supplementary feeding and medicines via a gastrostomy or nasogastric tube.
It is necessary to:
- Contact both the school nurse/health visitor and the Community Children’s Nursing Team as soon as possible so that training on the care of the tube can be started.
- Receive training and attain competencies (see downloads) on the care of the tube to include the administration of both medicines and feeding via the tube as required.
- Ensure a care plan is in place that reflects the specific requirements of each named child with a tube.
The Community Children’s Nursing Team:
Solihull B90 4BN
Office Telephone number: 0121 746 4436
Tel: North Solihull 0121 770 1919 South Solihull 0121 746 4550
All schools should have details of their nominated school nurse.