Confirmation of Nasogastric Tube Placement Via Ultrasonography
The purpose of the study is to determine if ultrasonography is an adequate means for confirmation of nasogastric tube placement and that ultrasonography is more time efficient than radiography confirming nasogastric tube placement.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Confirmation of Nasogastric Tube Placement Via Ultrasonography|
- Ultrasonography is as accurate as plain radiograph in confirming nasogastric tube placement [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Our current nasogastric tube placement protocol requires confirmation of nasogastric tube placement with plain radiography. Obtaining a plane radiograph in the emergency department can be time consuming and exposes the patient to radiation. Ultrasound is readily available to our physicians and does not expose patients to radiation.
Confirmation of nasogastric tube placement by ultrasonography may provide a faster means of confirmation and expose patients to less radiation.
|United States, Oklahoma|
|Oklahoma State University Medical Center|
|Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74127|
|Principal Investigator:||Bryan J Menges, D.O.||Oklahoma State University of Health Sciences|