Should be able to! I am an LPN and have inserted many!
Check with your state's nursing board. In most states, an LPN/LVN with appropriate training can insert an NG tube.
You should never reinsert the guide wire into an NG tube. If reinserted into the NG tube, it can puncture through the tube and perforate the esophagus. You should follow your doctor (or whoever ordered the NG tube) ordered flushing instructions only.
When the patient can breathe without assistance (I am assuming a breathing tube -- not an NG tube).
An NG tube is used for many different conditions -but in the end they're used for feeding and giving medications to people. Some of the reasons you may need an NG tube are: Gastro disorders, unable to swallow, unable to keep a healthy weight, eating disorders etc.
PO or NG tube
A feeding tube is used to provide nutrition to an individual who is not able to properly feed themselves. The feeding tube involves placing a tube in the esophagus or stomach in order pass nutrients through the body.
this position helps place the Ng tube into the esophagus instead of the trachea by slightly blocking the airway and giving an open unresisting path into the esophagus.
Per Fundamentals in Nursing, 2011 (Taylor, et al) an NG tube with suction shoulld be irrigated every 4-6 hours.
Neither. An NG tube is a nasal gastric tube which is inserted through the nose extending into the stomach to evacuate the stomach contents. An OG tube goes down the throat into the stomach for the same reason. Now there can be a nasal intubation if there is oral surgery being done.
NG (nasal) generally have smaller lumen. An OG (oral) has a larger lumen size. They shouldn't be interchanged. Check the lumen sizes.
The abbreviation NG is for nasogastric or nanogram.
Explain the procedure to the patient.