21 June 2021
Development of a Competency Model for Placement and Verification of Nasogastric/Nasoenteric (NG/NE) Feeding Tubes for Adult Hospitalized Patients An ASPEN Fact Sheet ASPEN recommends the following safe practices for NG/NE tubes: • Use safe practices for NG/NE tube placement, verification, and securement • Develop an institutional competency plan using the ASPEN Bedside Feeding Tube Placement Compe. [...] © Copyright 2021 ASPEN | American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Development of a Competency Model for Placement and Verification of NG/NE Tubes for Adult Hospitalized Patients ASPEN Bedside Feeding Tube Placement Competency Model Include the following competencies for feeding tube placement: 1 Every clinician should complete a program for initial competency with content including: •. [...] 3 The clinician should place a minimum of eight feeding tubes, using the specified placement technique, for the initial competency evaluation under the supervision of an experienced preceptor. [...] To the extent that the information published herein may be used to assist in the care of patients, this is the result of the sole professional judgment of the attending healthcare professional whose judgment is the primary component of quality medical care. [...] The information presented here is not a substitute for the exercise of such judgment by the healthcare professional.