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ASPEN NOVEL Project Safe NG Tube Placement Videos

In the past couple of years, I have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the wonderful people from ASPEN (American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition) in my role with Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation. We've worked with them on a couple of projects, one of which is now a published, peer-reviewed journal article, and I have loved seeing the passion they have for their work. They are truly dedicated to improving the outcomes and quality of life of the patients and families they work with.

The NOVEL Task Force was formed by ASPEN in 2012 to research and develop best practices for safely verifying placement of NG feeding tubes. There have been many methods of NG tube placement verification taught to parents and caregivers over the years, and the goal of this project was to determine the safest and most reliable way that parents and caregivers as well as medical professionals could determine that an NG tube was in the correct position. As a result of this project, ASPEN has now released 2 videos: one for parents and caregivers, and one for medical professionals. These videos are phenomenal, and the techniques shown are considered by ASPEN to be the gold standard in NG tube placement verification.
(**As with anything I post, I am only sharing information, not providing medical advice, and readers should always check with their own medical providers prior to making any changes.**)

Video for Parents & Caregivers:

Video for Medical Providers:

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