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Feeding Tube Placement Devices Recalled After 23 Patient Deaths

Feeding Tube Placement Devices Recalled After 23 Patient Deaths

May 18, 2022 — The FDA has announced a Class 1 recall for the CORTRAK*2 Enteral Access System, a feeding tube placement device that is linked to dozens of serious injuries and deaths.

Avanos Medical recalled 629 units of the Cortrak*2 Enteral Access System, which are devices that are designed to help healthcare professionals place medical feeding tubes into the stomach or intestines of patients who need to receive nutrition through a tube.

Unfortunately, there were dozens of reports of injuries and deaths when nasoenteric or nasogastric tubes were misplaced.

If this occurs, “patients could experience damage to the vocal cords, lungs, or trachea, all of which can lead to serious injury or death,” according to the FDA.

Avanos Medical reported 60 injuries and 23 patient deaths related to misplacement of nasogastric feeding tubes while using the CORTRAK* 2 Enteral Access System since 2015, including:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Perforation (a hole in the wall of the lung, esophagus, or bowel)
  • Pneumonia (a lung infection)
  • Pleural effusion (excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest cavity)

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