At NGPod Global, we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the patient safety issues surrounding nasogastric (NG) tube misplacement.Explore further
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"...causes included misinterpretation of pH testing of gastric aspirate, use of outdated checking methods..."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."See NGPod
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
"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."
Consultant Nutrition Nurse,
Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust