Need pediatric GJtube expert advice

Specialties Private Duty

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  • by Bevpil
    Specializes in Pediatric Home Health.

Does anyone know the specific complications with GJ tubes and children?  Kiddo is coughing and making faces (unable to speak) most of the time, esp with meds.  TF 20 hrs/day.  Venting quiet often, bubbles of air clear content.  HOB ^, slow push.  They did and xray to confirm placement.  Maybe it isn't long enough?  24" I think for 54# kiddo.  

Kitiger, RN

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Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

Do the meds go in the G or the J? I would expect most to go in the J. The G is venting air; does it need to be drained? What are the physician orders?

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