Technical issues with enteral access contribute to interruptions in nutrition. 25.5% of the total interruption time is due to tubes becoming clogged or dislodged.
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According to recent reviews of tube insertions, the risk of misplacing an NG tube into the airway may reach 2% or higher when tubes are inserted blindly.
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