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

pH is the emerging US/Global Standard for confirming NG/OG tube gastric placement in the NICU.


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® SmallBore

pH is the Global Gold Standard.

  • Approximately 25% of hospitalized children have an NG tube. Of that number, 60% of the patients are in a NICU.
  • Published studies report that up to 56% of feeding tubes placed in pediatric and neonatal patients are not in their intended location.
  • If your hospital is reimbursed for bedside glucose testing, reimbursement may also be available for RightSpotpH® indicators with CPT Code 83986QW.


We invite you to read the growing body of evidence that supports using pH to confirm gastric tube placement in this vulnerable patient population.


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