I know you're supposed to check for G tube placement by checking residuals and instilling air and listening to a gurgling sound with stethoscope. I'm just wondering. If...let's just say the Gtube went into the peritoneal cavity instead...would you hear a gurgling sound too when you instill air? The scenario is you checked residuals and there was none.
Also...is it common for the area around the stoma to be red after a pt pulls out his g tube? I understand that stomach contents can irritate the skin, but am I possibly looking at an infection here?
Also...the lvn told me he can't re-insert gtubes so he asked me for help, and i did. But I thought lvns can re-insert gtubes ( i mean i even see mommies replace mic-key buttons on youtube)...