Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Feeding in Singapore
A nasogastric tube (NGT) is commonly used for feeding people who have a compromised swallowing ability. Need help with NGT feeding? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure today!
About NGT Feeding
Nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding is a procedure where a fine hollow tube is inserted through the nostril into the stomach. A port on the end outside of the body is then used to fit onto syringes or tubes which can be used for feeding, administering medications and draining stomach contents. The initial insertion must be done at the hospitals. Should you need help with the re-insertion of tubes subsequently, our nurses at Homage will be able to assist with that.
There are different sizes of NG tubes (12 or 14). As a caregiver, it is important to have this information on hand so that our nurses can purchase the right tubes for your loved one. You can find this information in the discharge summary. Otherwise, you can call your hospital to get the correct sizing of the NG tube.
NGT Feeding Procedure
- Milk feed
- Water for flushing
- PH indicator
- Latex gloves
- Ensure that you have the items above at home
- 1-way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed
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Top questions about Nasogastric Tube Feeding
What is a nasogastric tube (NGT) used for?
An NG tube is used to administer nutrition, hydration, and medication – it is a way to get substances into the stomach when it isn’t possible or advisable for someone to swallow them by mouth. It can also be used to supplement oral intake when people are having trouble meeting their nutritional needs.
An NG tube can also be used to drain or empty the stomach, which may be needed when someone has swallowed something toxic or because they have some disorder that requires stomach emptying, such as a bowel obstruction.
How long can a nasogastric tube (NGT) be left in?
Some nasogastric tubes can stay in place for up to 6 weeks before being changed, as long as they are carefully looked after and the user does not experience any complications.
Tubes that are made of materials unaffected by gastric acid can remain in the stomach for a longer period of time compared to PVC tubes, which can only be used for up to 2 weeks.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, and certified therapists, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
Are there subsidies available for Homage's NGT re-insertion services?
How fast can I receive care by Homage?
We aim to match a Care Pro to your requested visit within 2-3 days. For bookings made 1-2 days before the visit date, we will try our best to match a Care Pro.
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