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.