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

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Image showing 271 Never Events associated with NG Tube misplacement
Nasogastric Tube Serious Incidents ("Never Events") continue to rise.
Graphic showing that 45% of Never Events result from X-ray misinterpretation
45% Never Events
from X-ray misinterpretation
Graphic showing 5 patient safety alerts have been issued by NHS Improvement
5 patient safety alerts issued by NHS Improvement
Graphic showing 1,750 malpractice suits between 1993-2014
1993-2014: 1,750 malpractice cases relating to misplacement of tubes
Graphic showing that 2-4% or all tubes are misplaced
In the UK and US, between 2-4% of all tubes are misplaced
Graphic showing that nearly 500,000 NG and PEG tubes are misplaced every year
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"...causes included misinterpretation of pH testing of gastric aspirate, use of outdated checking methods..."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."

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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