What are the standards of care for G-tube feedings?

Site Care

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after care.
  • Remove old dressing (if dressing is being used).
  • Wash skin around the tube with soap and warm water.
  • A dressing may be used around the G-tube site as instructed by your care team.

How do you care for a patient with a PEG tube?

Caring for the PEG-tube Site You will need to clean the skin around the PEG-tube 1 to 3 times a day. Use either mild soap and water or sterile saline (ask you provider). You may use a cotton swab or gauze. Try to remove any drainage or crusting on the skin and tube.

How do you feed a baby with a PEG tube?

A feeding tube is gently placed through the nose or mouth into the stomach. An x-ray can confirm correct placement. In babies with feeding problems, the tip of the tube may be placed past the stomach into the small intestine. This provides slower, continuous feedings.

How long should they be upright after the feeding tube?

Cap the tube. Remain in upright position for at least one hour after feeding. Rinse equipment thoroughly.

How do you care for a feeding tube?

Tips for Taking Care of Your Feeding Tube

  1. Keep the insertion site clean and dry.
  2. Check the site every day for signs of infection.
  3. Flush the tube.
  4. Check the water in the balloon.
  5. Act quickly if the tube comes out.
  6. Put table foods in the tube.
  7. Force anything through the tube.

How often do you clean a feeding tube?

Most tubes need to be flushed at least daily with some water to keep them from clogging — even tubes that are not used. You should be given a large syringe for this. Please flush with 30 – 60 mls (1 – 2 ounces) of tap water for this purpose.

Which of the following should you do when working with PEG feeding equipment?

How do I care for my PEG tube?

  1. Always wash your hands before and after each use. This helps prevent infections.
  2. Always flush your PEG tube before and after each use.
  3. If your PEG tube becomes clogged, try to unclog it as soon as you can.
  4. Check the PEG tube daily:
  5. Use an alcohol pad to clean the end of your PEG tube.

What are the key aspects of managing a PEG site?

Care of PEG tube

  • Examine the skin for infection/irritation around the site.
  • Note the measuring guide number at the end of the external fixation device.
  • Remove the tube from the fixation device and ease away from the abdomen.
  • Clean the stoma site with sterile saline.
  • Dry the area with gauze.

How do you tube feed a newborn baby?

Your baby should be either lying flat on their back or positioned with their head above the level of their stomach. Always check the tube position before giving a feed. Connect the feeding syringe (without the plunger) to the tube and pour the feed into the syringe. Put the syringe plunger into the top of the syringe.

How long should head of bed be elevated after tube feeding?

If unable to sit up for a bolus feed or if receiving continuous feeding, the head of the bed should be elevated 30-45 degrees during feeding and for at least 30 minutes after the feed to reduce the risk of aspiration.

How can you prevent aspiration pneumonia from a feeding tube?

Follow these guidelines to prevent aspiration if you’re tube feeding:

  1. Sit up straight when tube feeding, if you can.
  2. If you’re getting your tube feeding in bed, use a wedge pillow to lift yourself up.
  3. Stay in an upright position (at least 45 degrees) for at least 1 hour after you finish your tube feeding (see Figure 1).