RightBio Metrics at NANN's 39th Annual Conference
The 39th Annual Conference of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) was held September 26th-28th in Anaheim, CA, and was an overwhelming success. The RightBio Metrics team was proud to be a part of this impactful gathering. Located at booth #302, we had the privilege of interacting with neonatal nurses, healthcare professionals, and researchers who are dedicated to elevating the standard of care for neonates.
We were thrilled to discuss and demonstrate how pH is becoming the emerging US/Global standard for confirming NG/OG tube placement in the NICU. Our technology aims to phase out traditional and less reliable methods of NG tube placement confirmation, such as auscultation, or “whoosh test,” which can be misleading and even dangerous. We showcased how the RightSpotpH Indicator can help reduce instances of Non Ventilator-Healthcare Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP) by identifying feeding tubes that have been dislodged to the esophagus, thus preventing feedings or medications from entering the lungs. Our RightSpotpH Indicators caught the attention of many attendees, resonating with their concerns about the disturbingly high rates of incorrectly placed feeding tubes in neonates—up to 56%, according to published studies.
Attendees took keen interest in how the RightSpotpH Indicator offers a method of NG/OG tube placement confirmation that is not only simple and cost-effective but also safer for both patients and providers. The feedback we received at our NANN booth was overwhelmingly positive, further motivating us to continue advocating for the highest standards of safety in neonatal care.
Thank you clinicians who attended NANN! We are ready to assist your staff increase patient safety of those with Nasogastric/Orogastric Feeding Tubes! In fact, new research from APIC suggests verifying the feeding tube tip position below the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) is vital in preventing Non-Ventilator Healthcare Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP). Especially with neonates fed prone, supine, or laterally.