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The Hungry Manikin

by LifeForm

  • 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, and securement of nasogastric tube and 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, and 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
  • Includes instruction manual, and carry case
  • 24-13/16 in. x 20-7/8 in. x 7-1/2 in.
  • Two-year warranty