Nasogastric or Orogastric Tube, Neonates, (confirming the position), WoS MCN

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Abstract

This guideline is applicable to all medical, nursing, midwifery and nursing support staff caring for neonates within the West of Scotland in both hospital and community settings. In addition, this guideline is also applicable to parents who have been trained to administer enteral feeds via a gastric tube.  Staff should also be aware of guidelines for hand hygiene. Staff should also familiarise themselves with the Wospghan document entitled “Enteral tube feeding Information pack for healthcare professionals”

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