Despite many years of guidance and significant effort to prevent them in the UK, the number of nasogastric tube safety incidents continues to increase. (see Fig 1)
Referring to the number of incidents sometimes distracts from the human impact of each of these events, which cause significant harm or death to the people injured using a misplaced nasogastric tube. Behind every statistic is a human tragedy that, in most circumstances, was avoidable.
At Medica this year, Marcus Ineson, NGPOD Chief Marketing Officer, had a chance conversation with another exhibitor that once again brought home the importance of the work we do at NGPOD to prevent these avoidable events.
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