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Newborn Care Series: Inserting a Gastric Tube

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This film teaches how to determine if a gastric tube is needed in a baby and how to safely insert one. It covers gathering supplies, how to measure, inserting the tube, checking placement, and taping the blue tube in place. 

The mission of Global Health Media Project is to improve health care and health outcomes in resource-poor areas by creating high-quality, practical teaching videos that 'bring to life' basic health care information known to save lives. These videos reflect best practices in low-resource settings and are targeted towards health care workers who regularly practice in these settings or those clinicians with special interest in global health. For more information and resources, and to download the above material, please visit​

Last reviewed: April 18, 2017.

Topics: Global Health