In the United Kingdom, administering enteral therapy into a misplaced feeding tube is considered a Never Event.*

Never events are defined as ‘serious incidents that are wholly preventable because guidance or safety recommendations that provide strong systemic barriers are available at a national level and should have been implicated by all healthcare providers’.*

NHS England Patient Safety Domain. Revised never events policy and framework; 2015. https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/never-evnts-pol-framwrkapr.pdf. Accessed 20 May 2019.