A replacement feeding tube perforated bronchial tissue, leading to a patient’s death.*
The feeding tube was replaced due to a clog.*
The patient passed away just 65 minutes after the attempt to replace the feeding tube.*
* Smith, A.L., Santa Ana, C.A., Fordtran, J.S., Guileyardo, J.M. Deaths associated with insertion of nasogastric tubes for enteral nutrition in the medical intensive care unit: Clinical and autopsy findings. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 2018;31(3):310-316.