Nasogastric tube fitting at home

What is the role of the nasogastric tube fitting?

Nasogastric tubes are thin, flexible plastic medical devices that are inserted through the nasal cavity to reach the stomach.

When is it necessary to fit the nasogastric tube?

It is necessary to fit the nasogastric tube when:

- you cannot feed naturally (you cannot swallow, have altered mental status, throat cancer or are endotracheally intubated);
- you need to be given medication;
- you need gastric aspiration (stomach pumping) to remove stomach contents (ingestion of toxic substances, gastric obstruction, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, etc.).

How is the patient prepared for nasogastric tube insertion?

There is no prior preparation required for nasogastric tube insertion.

In order to perform the service, please purchase 1-2 nasogastric tubes, leucoplast, a 50 ml syringe, gloves, water-soluble lubricant. If you are having the procedure to perform gastric emptying, please purchase a collection bag.

How is the procedure performed?

At the beginning of the session the medical staff who have been assigned will explain the procedure to you. Then, with your consent, the nasogastric tube will be inserted. The nurse or doctor will ask you to sit in a chair with your back straight and your head tilted up and will give you a glass of water and a straw through which you can drink. He or she will insert the tube up one nostril and ask you to take small sips of water as you go to ease the tube down your oesophagus. If you have increased discomfort, feel choking or feel like vomiting the nurse will stop performing the procedure until your condition improves. The probe will be advanced to the mark, the position of the probe is checked, and then the probe is secured with leucoplast. The healthcare professional will make sure your condition is good.

How much does the nasogastric tube fitting service cost?

The cost of the nasogastric tube fitting is 150 lei.

How can you request a nasogastric tube fitting service at home

Mobile or web app | You can request home IVs quickly and easily by downloading The Care Hub app for free from the App Store (if you have an iPhone), Google Play (if you have an Android phone) or by going online. Once you sign up for an account, you'll be able to select the services, day and time you want and pay securely and we'll assign the right nurse and confirm the visit!

Booking form | You can also ask us for a quote using the booking form and we will get back to you with a confirmation within 48h and the payment details.

Telephone booking | For those of you who prefer the telephone, please call us on 0373 800 190 to give us your address and the day and time you require. As soon as we find the right nurse we will confirm and send you payment details.
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We currently offer the nasogastric tube fitting service in Arad, Bucharest, Cluj, Oradea and Timisoara.
The Care Hub partners who will come to your or your loved one's home are certified and experienced nurses or physicians, whom we welcome into your home.
Because the safety of you and your loved ones is paramount, we interview each healthcare professional (2 of our colleagues attend the interview), ask for and verify medical clearance, certificate of behavioral integrity, licensure and (if needed) references.
Nasogastric probing may cause nausea or choking. Complications may include aspiration of gastric contents into the trachea or small amounts of bleeding from the nasal passages.
Nasogastric sampling is contraindicated if you have suffered a facial or craniocerebral trauma or if you have ingested caustic substances.

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