Identification of the Problem
The implementation of high-fidelity manikins to academic nursing labs has increased our ability to teach skills outside of the acute care setting. However, even our highest-fidelity manikin does not allow for teaching medication administration via gastric tube. This is a common practice across the continuum of care for nurses to administer medications via NG, PEG, and J tubes in acute, sub-acute, long-term, and home settings. Furthermore, with the intravenous fluid shortage gastric tubes are being increasingly used for fluid resuscitation and medication administration.