I am seeking some advice for GJ Tube care for my laryngectomy patients. Without any directives from the MD, is there a common practice for feedings and med administration for the patient with the GJ Tube? Feedings always through the J tubing? Meds always through the J tubing except for meds that should be gastric absorbed?
We can't seem to come to a concensus on our floor, and the policy is very vague. Any references that would be helpful?
Thanks so much...
Apr 27, '07
:spin: It is my understanding that unless it is contraindicated by blockage or other issues with gastric emptying, you alway administer (anything) throught the G, not the J. The J is for expelling air or to relieve distention. My experience is in PDN, and my patients will never take anything PO again. So maybe that is the difference.
Last edit by sapphyre1968 on Apr 27, '07