volume 10, issue 5, Pe204 2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2015.03.064
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P. Cummins, M. Thomson

Abstract: (1,2) of cases of serious harm and death as a result of feeding into the lung through misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes (NGT). In 2005, the NPSA provided guidance on the methods that should be used for confirming NGT position; pH testing gastric aspirates is recommended as the first line method followed by radiography (1). Since the alert was issued, further deaths and cases of serious harm due to feeding through misplaced NGT have been reported with the main causal factor being misinterpretation of x-rays (…

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