DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2017.07.029
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V. Sharma, J. Koeglmeier, M. Cowles, S. Hill

Abstract: Community nurses employed and trained to a high level of competency by a commercial homecare company conducted a further audit of NGT replacement using the NPSA guidance on gastric aspirate pH as the basis of their practice. A rigorous clinical governance programme underpins this activity including regular reassessment of competencies. All nurses recorded their cases prospectively using an in house audit system for 4 months from April, 2015. A total of 23 nurses undertook 181 NGT replacements (children 121; ad…

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