Published studies cite that 21-56% of tubes intended for the stomach are confirmed elsewhere in the body.*
NPSA Patient Safety Alert (March 2011)***
The ONLY FDA cleared, CE Marked, CLIA waived product that uses pH to confirm gastric acidity for tubes intended to end in the stomach.
Reimbursement: CPT Code 83986QW
Some think of using our pH indicators as an insurance policy to improve the safety of placing tubes with little to no added cost to the hospital. If your hospital is reimbursed for bedside glucose testing you may be able to get reimbursement for the RightSpotpH®
Single-use only. Latex free
*The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing (2015) Following the Evidence. Enteral Tube Placement and Verification in Neonates and Young Children. Clifford, Patricia; Heimall, Lauren; Brittingham, Lori; Finn Davis, Katherine; Neonatal Intensive Care (2015) Validation Study of the RightSpot Infant pH Indicator for Verification of Feeding Tube Placement in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Martin, Gregory C.; Wade, Christine.