- This model was designed by nutrition nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to demonstrate to parents/caregivers 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.
- 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
- The Hungry Manikin has been significantly improved so that fluids can be introduced into the stomach.
- The transparent cover is now removable, and by means of a simple connector, the stomach can be removed for cleaning.
- Movable epiglottis to demonstrate swallowing
- Transparent body, allowing trainees to observe the tube being passed
- Divided nasal septum
- Gastrostomy opening
- Representation of lungs and oesophagus
- Size 8 Fr Nasogastric and Size 12 Fg Ryles tubes should be used with this model.