Types of gastrostomy tubes
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Results: It is essential to know the correct way to administer nasogastric tube feeding to avoid all possible complications (mechanical, gastrointestinal and metabolic). It is also necessary to perform daily hygiene of the mouth, nasogastric tube and insertion point in order to avoid skin problems and infections.
Results: It is essential to know the correct way to administer feeding through the nasogastric tube to avoid all the possible complications that may appear (mechanical, gastrointestinal and metabolic). It is also necessary to perform daily hygiene of the mouth, nasogastric tube and insertion point to avoid skin problems and infections.
Gastrostomy tube feeding in older adults
Tube feeding is a method of receiving your nutrients through a feeding tube in cases where you cannot get enough nutrients from eating and drinking, or cannot swallow safely. The nutrients provide energy and help you heal. The gravity method is a type of feeding where the formula flows from the feeding bag to the feeding tube by the action of gravity pulling the formula down. For more information on the feeding tube, including how to deal with side effects, read the Tube Feeding Troubleshooting Guide.
You can choose feeding times while meeting daily nutritional goals. Write down the times you prefer or the times your physician, advanced practice provider (APP) or clinical dietitian nutritionist recommends.
Follow the steps listed in this section during your tube feeding. Read How to Avoid Aspiration Before Tube Feedings to learn how to prevent formula from going down the airway.
Gastrostomy tube in adults
Your doctor will tell you when and how often to use your PEG tube for feeding. Bolus feeding is the administration of nutrition over a short period of time. An intermittent feeding is given at set times during the day. Continuous feeding is given all the time. The following are types of PEG tube systems:
You have the right to help plan your care. Learn all you can about your condition and how to treat it. Discuss your treatment options with your doctors to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. This information is for educational use only. It is not intended to give you medical advice about disease or treatment. Consult with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to find out if it is safe and effective for you.
What to do if your gastrostomy tube comes out
This information will help you prepare for the procedure in which you will have a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube or percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ) tube placed at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK).
A PEG is a feeding tube that is placed into the stomach (see Figure 1, left). If the tube cannot be placed in your stomach, a PEJ tube may be placed instead (see Figure 1, right). A PEJ tube is placed in the jejunum, which is the second part of the small intestine. The tube is placed during an endoscopy (a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your stomach and small intestine).
The feeding tube will provide you with nutrients if you do not get enough from eating and drinking. If you are able to eat, then you can continue to eat after the PEG or PEJ tube is placed. The tube will help you get enough nutrition to meet your needs.