NG Tube Insertion Indicator in the ER
Using pH to Confirm NG/OG Tube Placement is Evidenced-Based Best Practice
Immediate confirmation of gastric acidity for NG tube insertion and orogastric tube placement, without the cost or exposure to x-ray.
In 2005 and 2010, 45% of all cases of harm caused by misplaced NG/OG tubes reported by the United Kingdom’s National Patient Safety Agency were due to misinterpreted X-rays.
- No radiation exposure
- Significant cost savings vs. x-ray
- Possible delays reading x-ray can compromise patient care, e.g. suction tubes accidentally placed against
- Lungs tissue can cause a pneumothorax
- Esophageal tissue can perforate
- Post-pyloric can perforate
- Reimbursement is available with CPT Code 83986QW.
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We invite you to read the growing body of evidence that supports using pH to confirm gastric tube placement.