HSIB issue final report on NG feeding and tube placement

Colleagues at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) have issued their final investigation report (17th December 2020) that looks at nasogastric tubes and how previously identified safety improvements for the placement of these tubes are put into practice.

Data from national reporting systems shows that there were 14 incidents of misplaced NG tubes from April to September 2020. The report acknowledges that measures implemented to tackle COVID-19 have also added to the challenges of inserting and confirming placement of NG tubes.





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