How often should a PEG tube be rotated?
Rotation and advancement should be carried out at least once a week but not more than once a day. This means holding the end of the tube and rotating it 360° (a complete circle) and pushing the tube approximately 2 – 3cm into the stomach and pulling it back to the original position.
How is PEG tube inserted?
A small surgical cut is made through your skin and into your stomach. The PEG tube is inserted through the opening while the healthcare provider watches through the endoscope. The tube is held in place inside your stomach with the help of a special balloon or a cap. A small dressing is placed at the new opening.
What is PEG and PEJ?
A PEG is a feeding tube that is placed into your stomach (see Figure 1, left). If the tube can’t be placed into your stomach, you may have a PEJ tube placed instead (see Figure 1, right). A PEJ tube is placed in your jejunum, which is the second part of your small intestine.
Should you feel resistance when rotating a PEG tube?
Push 2-3cm of the tube into the hole, rotate the tube (B on picture below) and then gently pull back the tube to feel resistance (A on picture below). This should not hurt, however you should contact the nutrition nurses if you have any difficulty with this.
What should you check consider do when administering medication through a peg?
Administering the drug
- Check prescription for the drug dose, route and site of administration according to local policy.
- Tablet-crushing must only be considered as a last resort.
- Prepare a flush of water in a syringe and label if necessary.
- Check the patient’s identity.
What is Pej?
Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy: (PEJ) A surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube into the jejunum (part of the small intestine) without having to perform an open laparotomy (an operation opening the abdomen). The aim of PEJ is to feed a patient who cannot swallow.