…while reducing overall burden and complications


CORTRAK* empowers nursing staff to spend less time on lengthy tube placement cycles, and more time on patient-centered care.

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!

Reduce x-rays. Increase safety.
Improve outcomes.

The CORTRAK* electromagnetic guidance system provides an innovative way for clinicians to confidently place tubes in an optimal feeding position, quickly confirm location, and reduce the time to nutrition delivery–right at bedside.

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Did you know that on average, the blind feeding tube placement process can take up to 11 steps? There are just 3 steps in the CORTRAK* cycle.

fewer steps = MORE time for 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

Note: This process can repeat up to 2.5 times

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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.