It’s sponsored by Progressive so there’s always the risk that it is skewed to favor Progressive, but it is a helpful tool.
If evaluating medical equipment and feeding tube placement technology was only so easy!
Medical products are difficult to compare, and it is important to have a clinically respected, peer reviewed source to use in making comparisons.
In the past year there have been two excellent review articles published to help you do that.
- Development of a Competency Model for Placement and Verification of Nasogastric and Nasoenteric Feeding Tubes for Adult Hospitalized Patients by Powers, Brown, Lyman et al. appeared in Nutrition in Clinical Practice in May 2021. It provides an excellent review of the different placement options for bedside feeding tube placement including an up to date review of the different products on the market designed to do this.
- Placement of Nasogastric Feeding Tube and Postinsertion Care Review by Bloom and Seckel appeared in ACCN Critical in March 2022 provides another comprehensive review of the methods of placement as well as the technology available on the market today.
At ENvizion® Medical we believe we have the best state of the art system available and these two article highlight the benefits of the ENvue System – 3 simultaneous real time views of procedure to allow for a more accurate 3-dimensional interpretation of placement, alerts upon potential entrance into the airways and a 96.5% alignment between the system’s tracing and x-ray images.