What is it about?

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) for verifying NGT placement and to explore the feasibility of using this imaging modality as the first-line reference for NGT placement verification. The validity of the gastric aspirate pH test was also evaluated.

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Why is it important?

POCUS can provide accurate diagnostic imaging of nasogastric tube position and avoid X-ray controls. This imaging modality can complement pH testing in community settings where X-ray scans are not readily available.

Perspectives

I hope this article makes nursing professional to understand more about POCUS that not only enhances decision-making processes at the point-of-care but also improves patient outcomes.

Mei Yi Mak

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This page is a summary of: Ultrasonography for nasogastric tube placement verification: an additional reference, British Journal of Community Nursing, July 2020, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.7.328.
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