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gtube re insertion

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cjkekoa cjkekoa (New) New

is gtube re insertion a sterile procedure ? i.e. emergency situations to put the new gtube with aseptic technique ?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

G-tube / PEG tube re-insertion is definitely not a sterile procedure because the human stomach and GI tract are not sterile. Instead, re-insertion is a clean procedure.