Did you know…?

Feeding tubes can become dislodged. Patient factors linked to dislodgement include confusion or delirium, which can lead the patient to dislodge or remove the tube manually. [1]

Nasal or orally placed tubes are especially prone to patient removal because they may cause nares discomfort and a tube sensation in the pharynx.[1]


  1. Schallom, Marilyn. “How to Recognize, Prevent, and Troubleshoot Mechanical Complications of Enteral Feeding Tubes.” American Nurse, 23 July 2020.