Does your hospital have a protocol re: NGT vs OGT? In my hospital we routinely insert OGTs in orally intubated patients even if they are sedated. My mother was recently hospitalized and intubated. She lives far from me and when I arrived she was awake, calm, using yankour(sp?),etc. Her nurse told me they were going to insert an NGT for nutrition. I asked her to insert it orally since Mom was awake and didn't need trauma to nasal cavity. Nurse refused stating she had never heard of that. Finally called Sup. and Doc to get permission. Any thoughts?