RightSpotpH Indicators for Nasogastric Tube Insertion in the ICU

Using pH to Confirm NG/OG Tube Placement is Evidenced-Based Best Practice

Immediate confirmation of gastric acidity for nasogastric tube insertion and gastric pH testing, without 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.

The RightSpotpH Indicator, used to safely and accurately check NG tube insertion and orogastric tube placement


Immediate Confirmation

  • No radiation exposure
  • Possible delays reading x-ray can compromise care in already critically ill patients, e.g. suction tubes accidentally placed against
    • Lungs tissue can cause a pneumothorax
    • Esophageal tissue can perforate
    • Post-pyloric can perforate
  • If your hospital is reimbursed for bedside glucose testing, reimbursement may also be available for RightSpotpH® indicators with CPT Code 83986QW.

In the ICU, it is crucial to confirm the accurate placement of feeding or medication tubes for optimal patient care. A gastric pH test plays a vital role in determining the position of NG/OG tubes, and reliable nasogastric tube insertion is essential. Our RightSpotpH® Indicator simplifies this process, allowing medical professionals to rapidly verify tube placement. After inserting the RightSpotpH® Indicator into the protruding end of the tube, a plunger is used to extract gastric fluid into the glass vial, which instantly displays a pH reading on the enclosed pH strip. With the RightSpotpH® Indicator, you can confidently ensure the well-being of your patients in the ICU.

We invite you to read the growing body of evidence that supports using pH to confirm gastric tube placement.

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