Category list : PEG tubes
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PEG tubes: dealing with complications Subscription
Complications arising from the insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes can be life-threatening, so nurses should be able to identify and manage them
PEG feeding tube placement and aftercareSubscription
PEG tube nursing care: Care must be taken when deciding to use, siting and managing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes (PEG tubes) to avoid errors or complications that could prove fatal
At City Hospital, Birmingham, the use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tubes has increased over the last decade.
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG tube) also has an internal securing device. This may be a polyurethane cone, button, or air-filled foam sac. Correct positioning of both devices is essential to minimise complications.
The practice of administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes has become complex.
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 49, PAGE NO: 6 Stephanie White, RN, OND, Cert Ed Health, is clinical liaison nurse, gastroenterology unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
A PEG service with nurses at its heartSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 39 Cris Pollard, BA, RGN, is upper gastrointestinal nurse specialist, Department of Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust