The Hungry Manikin - Paediatric Nasogastric Feeding Trainer
This model was designed by nutrition nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to demonstrate to parents/carers the technique for inserting nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes in children
This simple to use simulator helps identify the stages of placement, ensuring that the nasogastric device is passed safely and correctly.
This child manikin enables parents/carers to visualise the correct positioning of nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes and also practise the associated techniques
Families have reported that The Hungry Manikin gave them invaluable practice and increased their confidence and understanding.
Measurement, placement and securement of nasogastric tube
Insertion of gastrostomy tube
As the manikin accepts fluids, training in the following procedures is now possible:
- Aspiration of the stomach for confirming correct tube placement
- Measuring pH (acidity/alkalinity) of stomach aspirate
- Enteral feeding via nasogastric or gastrostomy tubes
- Administration of liquid based medicines