Naso gastric tube feeding (is also known as enteral nutrition) given to meet the nutritional requirements when oral intake is inadequate or not possible as long as gastro intestinal tract is not functioning properly. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and skills regarding nasogastric tube feeding among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of district Mohali, Punjab. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted for the study.100 staff nurses were selected through convenient sampling technique. Study showed that majority of staff nurses were having average knowledge (54%) and fair practices (58%) regarding nasogastric tube feeding. There was no significant association with age, gender, educational qualification, total work experience, present area of work, duration of work in the present area and in-service education program attended related to nasogastric tube feeding at p< 0.05.
Cite this article:
Durgesh Nandani, Rashmi Choudhary, Poonam Sharma. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Skills Regarding Nasogastric tube Feeding among Staff Nurses. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(3): 385-388. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00079.4