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Reducing Nasogastric Tube Misplacement through Evidence-based Practice

Regular Price: $20.00
Online CE Expiration: 11/01/2021
1.5 Contact Hours
Presented by Ana

This article will discuss current research, steps for improving the verification process, and best practices for NGT placement and verification. Special attention will be paid to processes in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).

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Course Details

Overview

Feeding and drainage tubes, including nasogastric tubes (NGTs), are routinely used in hospitals, but they carry the risk of serious and potentially lethal complications across all patient groups; elderly patients and babies are at most risk. Despite these risks, no universal standard of practice exists for bedside verification because each verification method has limitations.

This article will discuss current research, steps for improving the verification process, and best practices for NGT placement and verification. Special attention will be paid to processes in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the impact of misplaced nasogastric tubes (NGTs)
  • Identify nonevidence-based practices that can lead to complications frmo misplaced NGTs
  • Discuss best practices for avoiding complications related to misplaced NGTs

Presented By

Beth Lyman, MSN, RN, CNSC, FASPEN
Beth Lyman is co-director of the nutrition support team at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in Missouri.

Christine Peyton, MS, RN, CPNP-AC
Christine Peyton is a clinical nurse specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

Frances Healey, PhD, RN
Dr. Frances Healey is the deputy director of patient safety (Insight) at the National Health Service Improvement in London, United Kingdom.

Location Details

Online

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ANCC Provider Number 0023

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178

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