Automated pH testing to verify placement of nasogastric feeding tubes
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Nasogastric tubes are used to provide medication, nutrition, and fluids but if placed incorrectly, they can cause serious complications. An aspirate pH test is used as a first test to verify nasogastric tubes placement, but human reading of this test may be a source of error and it is not always possible to obtain aspirate Devices such as NGPOD aim to avoid human error in reading pH strips.
Health Technology Wales researchers searched for clinical and cost effectiveness evidence on devices which automatically test pH to verify nasogastric feeding tube placement.
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