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The new nasogastric tubes: implications for neonatal practice
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    • Elisa Smit, Specialist Registrar Paediatrics
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      • Louise Bridge, Cora Doherty

    Jamalpuri et al reported on the problems drawing up surfactant following recommendations from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) to replace nasogastric tubes (1). They suggest using the old method of syringe and needle to draw up surfactant and transferring the content into a Penta syringe (Pentaferte, Campli, Italy) that can then be attached to the nasogastric tube. In response to this CM Kissack and Y Freer (2)...

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    We write in response to the letter from Jamalpuri et al (1) concerning the potential implications of the introduction of new nasogastric tubes in response to the National Patient Safety Agency Alert (2). This alert referred to the oral/enteral and intravenous routes but not to the tracheal route. It is likely that the NPSA were completely unaware of the impact of the alert on the administration of surfactant by this rou...

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