Nasco The Hungry Manikin

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Designed by two nutrition nurses at a children's hospital to demonstrate to parents and caregivers the technique for insertion of nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes in children

Enables users to visualize the correct positioning of nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes and buttons, and also practice the technique•. Families have reported that the manikin gave them invaluable practice and increased their confidence and understanding.

Significantly improved so that fluids can be introduced into the stomach.

Transparent cover is removable and, by means of a simple connector, the stomach can be removed for cleaning.

Learn the following skills:

  • Measurement
  • Placement
  • Securement of nasogastric tube
  • Insertion of gastrostomy tube

Training in the following procedures is 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


  • Divided nasal septum
  • Gastrostomy opening
  • Movable epiglottis to demonstrate swallowing
  • Representation of lungs and esophagus
  • Transparent body - allowing trainees to observe the tube being passed


  • Instruction manual
  • Carry case


  • Dimensions: 24-13/16 in. x 20-7/8 in. x 7-1/2 in.
More Information
Part Number 11-81-8896
Country of Origin UK
UNSPSC Category 42301502
Harmonization Code 9023.00.00.00
Mfg# SB38896
Old Item 11-81-8896N
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
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