I have just started a new job in HH. I am orientating for Pediatrics having just left LTC. My problem is that there are quite a few things that I am running into that LTC never had, such as insulin pumps (we gave injections), vents(never used) and gastronomy buttons(tubes always). I could use a few good internet sites that would help me learn using, changing, cleaning etc.
Apr 14, '07
Quote from cthy1954
The leaflets are a good idea. I guess that I am not thinking clearly. I have already informed the company that I will need more time. They are very helpful. However, I will see if they also have the information.
The leaflets should be in the home. Private duty patients always have an extra or two of everything. The Mic-key G-tube was one I was not familiar with but is actually very very easy to deal with. The patient used to go to the doctor to have it changed. I asked the doctor if I could do it. The directions were right on the box and so easy. If the leaflets are not available look the manufacturer up on the net. Here is a link to the Mic-key G tube.
For the most commonly used pediatric insulin pump:
Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Apr 14, '07