Patient safety alert on placement devices for nasogastric tube insertion

Source:  NHS England

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Date of publication:  December 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  NHS England has issued a patient safety alert on the use of placement devices for inserting nasogastric tubes. Available from the Central Alerting System (CAS), this alert will ensure all hospitals and community services that use nasogastric tubes continue to follow previous guidance issued by the National Patient Safety Agency even when placement devices are used. It has been issued in response to two recently reported patient safety incidents.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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