Diagnostic accuracy of end-tidal carbon dioxide detection in determining correct placement of nasogastric tube: An updated systematic review with meta-analysis.
Janita Pak Chun Chau, Xu Liu, Kai Chow Choi, Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo, Simon Kwun Yu Lam, Kam Ming Chan, Jie Zhao, David R Thompson
Int J Nurs Stud | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Misplacement of the nasogastric tube in the respiratory tract could cause serious complications and even death. Thus, nasogastric tube verification is necessary for optimal patient safety and comfort. Although end-tidal carbon dioxide detection is considered an effective approach to determine nasogastric tube location, there is a paucity of up-to-date evidence. OBJECTIVES: To review the diagnostic accuracy of end-tidal carbon dioxide detection in determining inadvertent airway intubation and verifying correct placement of nasogastric tubes. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched clinical trials that evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of colorimetric ca..View full abstract