Nasogastric Tube (NG) placement

In March 2011 NPSA (National Patient Safety Agency, UK) issued an alert regarding harm caused by misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes.

The most common cause of error (leading to misplacement into the trachea rather than stomach) was misinterpretation of x-rays.

Our agreed policy is :

Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 06/02/2012. Last review Dr ÍOS 17/06/21.