Insertion of a Nasogastric Tube (NGT)


This flexible course is part of the Clinical Skills package.

The Insertion of a Nasogastric tube (NGT) course will consider indications and contraindications for insertion of a nasogastric tube and anatomy and physiology in relation to NGT’s. It promotes a clear, consistent and evidence based approach to the insertion, care and management of an NGT, an understanding of nasogastric nutrition feeding and medication administration. It also gives an overview on troubleshooting NGT’s and complications to promote the safety and wellbeing of all patients who require a NGT. The course provides guidance regarding scope of professional practice, level of competence and accountability in relation to NGT’s.

Other courses included within the Clinical Skills package are A) Electrocardiograms  B) Venepuncture & Cannulation C) Catheterisation (Male/Female) and a detailed complimentary Introduction to Pharmacy overview.

These courses are delivered by the multi-award winning Blended Learning team, in a comprehensive online combination of mod­ules and resources, accessible on any mobile device. They will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to be a competent Nurse, Nursing Associate, Medi­cal Student, Operating Department Practitioner or Physician Associate

Why choose this Clinical Skills package?

These course will provide you with up to date evidence based training to all of the fundamental clinical skills required to provide high quality, safe and professional health care service to your patients, using innovative im­mersive technologies like 360 and 3D videos to enhance the learning experience. These pre-simulation learning materials, which are underpinned by robust educational principles and theory, will help shorten the learning curve for performing clinical skills in the practice setting. The package can be completed in your own pace and at you own time. It also allows you the opportunity to review any aspect of the course as many times as required.

This Course will provide you with the theoretical principles that underpin the clinical skill of Insertion of a Nasogastric Tube. To be a competent practitioner in this skill you must be assessed and deemed competent by an experienced registered practitioner in the clinical settings, who is trained, practising and proficient in this skill.

Target Audience

  • Staff Nurse (equivalent to UK Band 5)
  • Nursing Associates
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Medical Student
  • Physician associates

Qualifications Available

This Clinical Skills Package is eligible for 8hrs of CPD certification

Course fee(For Clinical Skills package):
Introductory price £400

Discount rates may be available. To check eligibility please email with the following information:

Which country do you currently practice in? What is your professional registration number? eg GMC, NMC

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