Development of a clinical practice guideline for testing Nasogastric Tube Placement
|dc.identifier.citation||Peter, Sue and Gill, Fenella. 2009. Development of a clinical practice guideline for testing Nasogastric Tube Placement. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. 14 (1): pp. 3-11.|
PURPOSE: A Perth metropolitan hospital group standardized changes to nasogastric tube placement, including removal of the "whoosh test" and litmus paper and introduction of pH testing. DESIGN AND METHODS: Two audits were conducted: bedside data collection at a pediatric hospital and a point-prevalence audit across seven hospitals. RESULTS: Aspirate was obtained for 97% of all tests and pH was < or = 5.5 for 84%, validating the practice changes. However, patients on continuous feeds and/or receiving acid-inhibiting medications had multiple pH testing fails. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Nasogastric tube placement continues to present a challenge for those high-risk patients on continuous feeds and/or receiving acid-inhibiting medications.
|dc.subject||children nasogastric tube testing|
|dc.title||Development of a clinical practice guideline for testing Nasogastric Tube Placement|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing|
Copyright © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|curtin.accessStatus||Open access via publisher|
|curtin.faculty||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|curtin.faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences|