RightBio Metrics Hosted a Symposium on Improving the Safety of Placing Neonatal Feeding Tubes at NANN

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RightBio Metrics hosted a Symposium at NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) on the use of pH to confirm NG tube placement in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) in Providence, Rhode Island.

RightBio Metrics hosted a Symposium on October 12, 2017 with over 200 attendees on the use of pH to confirm nasogastric (NG) tube placement in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses in Providence, RI. (See video at NANN 2017 pH for placement of NG tubes)

Approximately 25% of hospitalized children have an NG tube. Of that number, 60% of the patients are in a NICU. Published studies report that up to 56% of feeding tubes placed in pediatric and neonatal patients are not in their intended location. To date in the US, there is no one standard bedside method to verify placement and many hospitals use non-evidence based practices. Speakers Debra Brandon, PhD RN CNS FAAN, Duke University and Sharon Irving, PhD CRNP FCCM FAAN Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania addressed the issues of misplacement and the growing body of published data in support of using pH. Barb Haney, RN, MSN, RNC-NIC, CPNP-AC from Children’s Mercy, Kansas City was the Moderator. “We were deeply honored to have such highly regarded individuals discussing the use of pH to confirm NG tube placement,” said Paul Gilbert MD/Founder & Chief Medical Officer. “As a physician who has unfortunately treated and lost patients who have had misplaced NG tubes, I am passionate about ensuring every tube intended for the stomach is in the stomach.”

More about RightBio Metrics:
RightBio Metrics is a Phoenix, AZ based, privately held medical device company whose mission is to eliminate any harm caused by misplaced tubes. The company makes the only FDA Cleared/CLIA waived product for confirming gastric acidity for tubes intended to end in the stomach. For more information, please visit http://www.rightbiometrics.com

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