Did you know current enteral feeding practices are inefficient?

Placing traditional enteral feeding tubes is a timely and inefficient process. Break the cycle with a better way to deliver effective care to your patients and empower your nurses to do more.

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Get back to what matters most – exceptional, patient-centered care


Current enteral feeding practices can place significant burdens on nursing staff.

Now, there is an innovative way to provide MORE high-quality care for your patients while giving nurses time to deliver the personalized, passionate care they want to provide.

Your nurses could spend 65% less time on feeding tube placement alone.


Give nurses back MORE time in their day with CORTRAK*! Research indicates that traditional tube placement can take up to 42 minutes compared to 15 minutes.


And you can feed your patients up to 14.5 hours sooner! 3

Faster Feeding Tube Placement

Reduce placement time by 27 minutes

Visual confirmation at bedside

CORTRAK* allows clinicians to confidently place tubes in an optimal feeding position, quickly confirm location, and reduce the time to nutrition delivery

Fewer Placement Attempts

Traditional, blind tube placement takes an average of 2.5 attempts, compared to 1.6 with CORTRAK* 2

On average, this process can repeat up to 2x per patient.

Did you know on average the blind feeding tube placement process can take up to 11 steps?

Multiple repetitive steps gives your nurses less time to provide patient centered care.

    Traditional Cycle
  1. Receive order for enteral feeding
  2. Feeding tube placement procedure
  3. Order X-ray
  4. X-ray taken to confirm placement
  5. Wait for radiology report
  6. Verify placement location
    CORTRAK* Cycle
  1. Receive order enteral feeding
  2. Place tube with CORTRAK*
  3. Begin feeding

fewer steps = MORE time for care

Learn how using CORTRAK* results in less stress, fewer transports and a more accurate, efficient and safe approach to tube placement, giving nurses peace of mind and more time to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care.

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Spend time on the tasks that matter – getting to know patients, talking to family members and easing concerns. When your nursing staff is spending less time on feeding tube placement, they have more time to deliver high-quality, compassionate care. This leads to better care, better outcomes and more satisfied employees. Discover the difference CORTRAK* can make for your nurses, hospital and patients.

See the Results

A recent intensive care unit study reported that CORTRAK* confirmed placement of NG tubes took a mean of 9.6 minutes while patients who required an X-ray took 122 minutes – equivalent to a 92 % reduction! 1

A nurse must escort the patient to procedures, a practice that not only is time-consuming for the transporting nurse but also increases the workload for the nurses who remain in the unit 4

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1 – Smithard D, Barrett NA, Hargroves D, Elliot S. Electromagnetic sensor-guided enteral access systems: a literature review. Dysphagia. 2015;30(3):275-285.

2 – Koopman MC, Kudsk KA, Szotkowski MJ, Rees SM. A team based protocol and electromagnetic technology eliminate feeding tube placement complications. Ann Surg. 2011; 253(2):287-302.

3 – Gray R, Tynan C, Reed L, et al. Bedside electromagnetic-guided feeding tube placement: an improvement over traditional placement technique? Nutr Clin Pract. 2007;22(4):436-444.

4 – Powers, J., Chance, R., Bortenschlager, L., Hottenstein, J., Bobel, K., Gervasio, J., . . . StoneMcNees, T. (2003). Bedside Placement of Small-Bowel Feeding Tubes : In the Intensive CareUnit. Critical Care Nurse, 16-24.