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NNJ. 2016; 5(4): 21-25

Knowledge regarding removal of ryles tube among staff nurses and nursing students

Ms. Sumathi, Asst. Prof. Mrs. K. Padma.


Nasogastric tubes are flexible double or single lumen tubes that are passed proximally from the nose, distally into the stomach or small bowel tubes that will be removed within a short period of time can also be passed through the mouth. Objective: To assess the level of knowledge on removal of Ryles tube among staff nurses and student nurses in Narayana Medical College and Hospital. Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross sectional design and convenient sampling technique was followed. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS. Results: Study showed that with regard to removal of ryles tube, among 15 staff nurses, 3(20%) had inadequate knowledge, 11(73.33%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 1(6.67%) had adequate knowledge. Among 15 nursing students, 12(80%) had inadequate knowledge and 3(20%) had moderately adequate knowledge. Conclusions: The study concluded that majority of staff nurses had moderate knowledge and majority of nursing students had inadequate knowledge regarding removal of Ryles tube.

Key words: Ryles tube, enteral feeding, endotracheal intubation.

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