Use of a colorimetric carbon dioxide sensor for nasoenteric feeding tube placement in critical care patients compared with clinical methods and radiography.

@article{MuneraSeeley2008UseOA,
  title={Use of a colorimetric carbon dioxide sensor for nasoenteric feeding tube placement in critical care patients compared with clinical methods and radiography.},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Munera-Seeley and Juan B. Ochoa and Nefertiti A Brown and Angela Bayless and Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia and Jodie A Bryk and Mazen S. Zenati},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={318-21}
}
BACKGROUND Misplacement of nasoenteric feeding tubes (NFTs) into the airway instead of the esophagus leads to complications. Healthcare providers have relied on clinical methods, devices such as carbon dioxide (CO(2)) sensors, and radiography (the gold standard) to evaluate NFT placements. Most institutions include radiographs in their protocols for NFT insertions, making it expensive and cumbersome. A new commercial CO(2) sensor was developed to assist in these procedures, and the authors… CONTINUE READING