I'm wondering what the current practice is for low profile g-tubes. I have 1 client with a Mic-key and another with a Bard Button. The Mic-Key booklet says to check tube placement before using the tube each time. It's pretty easy to do because the stomach contents just back up in the extension tube each time we hook it up.
For the Bard Button though, it won't work. I've heard it has a one way valve, so does that mean we can't check for stomach contents or even check for residuals?
I'm training caregivers to do the tube feeding and I've been telling them to check for placement, but it's impossible with the Bard button. is there something wrong with it or is it not possible?
Thanks for any help.