Intensive Care

Using pH to confirm NG/OG tube placement is Evidenced Based Best Practice

Immediate confirmation of gastric acidity for NG/OG tube placement, without exposure to x-ray.

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2005 and 2010, 45% of all cases of harm caused by a misplaced NGT reported by the United Kingdom’s National Patient Safety Agency were due to misinterpreted X-rays.




RightSpotpH®

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 RightSpot pH indicators 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.



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