December 18, 2013
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
April 30, 2012
Source: National Reporting and Learning System, NPSA
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Date of publication: March 2012
Publication type: Reports
In a nutshell: This is one of 7 signals recently published on Medication safety. It focusses on the importance of insuring that nasogastric tubes are correctly placed. The report has been published in response to two patient deaths from wrongly sited tubes.
Length of publication: 1 web page
July 22, 2010
Source: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians. 10(3) pp. 228-230
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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