At NGPod Global, we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the patient safety issues surrounding nasogastric (NG) tube misplacement.

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In the UK and US, between
2-4% of all tubes are misplaced
45% Never Events
from X-ray misinterpretation
In the US, nearly 500,000 tubes (NG and PEG) are misplaced every year

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

The NHS England, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report into nasogastric tube placement (Dec 2020) states;

"...both pH testing and use of X-ray are prone to error..."

"...using pH testing strips is potentially unreliable and its complexity underestimated..."

Concerning Serious Incidents involving nasogastic tube misplacement:

"...causes included misinterpretation of pH testing of gastric aspirate, use of outdated checking methods..."

"...incorrect X-ray confirmation and interpretation is the most common cause of NG tube incidents."


The NGPOD®: A new pH test to determine nasogastric feeding tube placement

The NGPod handheld devices overcomes many of the risks associated with existing Nasogastric placement confirmation methods.

No aspirate required

No interpretation. Get a clear "Yes/No" answer.

Rapid result [c.20 seconds]

Reduce delays to patients treatment, hydration and nutrition

More cost-effective than using aspirate & pH strips first line

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"The work we are doing with NGPod Global will revolutionise the way we look after patients with nasogastric tubes and this is really exciting. It will provide a quick and reliable response on whether it is safe for the patient to feed or not and that will be much better for the patient and will keep them in better health as well."

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Tracey Earley

Consultant Nutrition Nurse,
Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust