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A nasogastric tube is a thin, flexible tube that enters the body through the nose and is passed down the throat until it reaches the stomach. This tube is used to provide food or medicine directly into the stomach, or it can be used to remove fluid that shouldn’t be there. People often call it a “NG tube” for short.
In the hospital setting, child life specialists create opportunities for play based learning in a variety of ways. We do this through pre-surgical tours, procedural preparation, new diagnoses teaching, medical play, medical art making, feelings activities and more. Not only does education help children understand the “whys” for their medical experience, but it also prepares them for next steps, creates feelings of mastery and confidence, and provides strategies to cope.