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GTube feeds at home

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What method do all y'all teach for determining placement to patients going home with a GTube? I have a guy going home soon who has a trache and a gtube. He sails through trache care but is worried about the tube feeds. He barely reads so printed instructions or anything like that won't work.

I'm thinking KISS....just have him listen for the whoosh when he shoots some air in the tube....we did it that way for years.

Any ideas?

PS....he's going to be living in a boarding house

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TBH, in all of my jobs that have involved sending kids home with G-tubes, we don't teach parents to check placement. With NG tubes, the exit point marker was noted and we told parents to call if the tube migrated but with MIC-Key buttons that kids get, we don't teach anything about checking placement.

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