Jump to content


Want to join the discussions?

Sign up for a free membership! 

If you are a member already, log in!

(lost your password? reset it here)

99nicu.org 99nicu.org

Gastric Tube Sizes


Recommended Posts

I am in the process of updating our present policy on orogastric and nasogastric tube feeding and am looking at the size of tube in relation to the size of the infant. A few different opinions I have come across are that infants under 800, 1000 or 1200 grams should use a size 5Fr and over 800, 1000, or 1200 grams should use a 6Fr., however, I cannot find any research to justify if any of these weights are correct. What standards does your unit use and do you have research to justify your reasoning?

Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...