Nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding is common practice and thousands of tubes are inserted daily without incident. However, there is a risk that the tube can become misplaced into the lungs during insertion, or move out of the stomach at a later stage.
This document provides supporting information for the Patient Safety Alert NPSA/2011/PSA002, to reducing the harm caused by misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes in adults, children and infants (this does not cover nasogastric feeding in neonates).
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