T-tube care

  1. Can a pt with a recently inserted t tube shower? Any special things you need to do in terms of that?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Forever Sunshine
    New nurse here-- what is a t- tube?
  4. by   Up2nogood RN
    Quote from sweetie715
    Can a pt with a recently inserted t tube shower? Any special things you need to do in terms of that?
    I would always clarify with the surgeon first before letting the pt get in the shower and write as an order so everyone is on the same page.
  5. by   Forever Sunshine
    Nvm I searched it..

    I did also find your answer too.

    http://www.yorkhospital.kramesonline...eets/3,S,86501

    "Tape plastic wrap over the bandage and tube site when you shower."

    And yes like TittyTat mentioned, check with the surgeon.

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T-tube care