Patient Safety matters : reducing the risks of nasogastric tubes

Source:  Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians.  10(3)  pp. 228-230

Click here to access abstract

Date of publication:  June 2010

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The procedure of inserting nasogastric tubes by nurses and doctors is common within NHS hospital.  There have been a number of reports issued over the past 30 years into the results of wrong insertion, even death.  This article looks at the safety alert issued by the National Patient Safety Agency in England and how effective this has been to prevent errors from wrong insertion.

Length of publication:  3 pages

Some important notes:  Please  contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library

Acknowledgements:  EMBASE.

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