What is it?

A stomach probe is placed when people have problems with their stomach emptying or when patients require tube feeding because they cannot eat independently. The probe is usually placed via the nose. The patient does not necessarily need to be asleep for this procedure.

Possible risks

This probe could accidently settle in the airway. The necessary checks will be performed to confirm that the probe is correctly placed.

Centres and specialist areas

Intensive Care

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021