I am not a GI nurse specialist, but was hoping to get some accurate info from nurses who specialize in Gastro. I am embarassed to ask this question, however it has been driving me crazy. Here it is...
A PEG and/or PEJ tube is in place. How do you assess the proper placement of the tube prior to a giving anything thru the tube?
I always thought it was by measuring the the lenght of the external tube. Now somebody is telling me you insert air to here the sounds just like a NG tube. Thanks in advance for your help.
Nov 21, '04
On a side note, I was noticing lately that PEGs are always used and no longer are foley feeding tubes used. If there is a problem with a PEG, the resident has to go out to have a replacement. With the foleys, the staff could just reinsert a new tube. Do any of you know why the shift away from foleys, or is it just my imagination? thanks!
Last edit by donmomofnine on Nov 21, '04
: Reason: clarity