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If the PEG tube is not replaced by another tube, the PEG tract will shrink in several hours and close within days. A new PEG tube should be replaced quickly. Otherwise, a Foley catheter should be placed through the PEG tract to keep it open. Select the size of replacement feeding tube based on the size of old PEG tube.How to change PEG tube?
Balloon buttons and tubes typically need to be replaced every 3 months, while non-balloon buttons need to changed less often, between every 6 months to a year. G-tubes need to be placed surgically or endoscopically, and there is a recovery period after. Little hands may also pull out G-tubes.What is the nursing diagnosis for PEG tube?
Nursing Diagnosis Help. Peg care is done daily, no signs of swelling, redness, or gastric drainage. Trach care is done daily, no signs of redness, swelling or excessive secretions. Lung sounds alternated between clear and equal bilaterally, to coarse bilaterally - when suctioning was needed.How do you flush a PEG tube?
Use at least 30 milliliters (mL) of water to flush the tube. Follow directions for flushing your PEG tube. If your PEG tube becomes clogged, try to unclog it as soon as you can. Flush your PEG tube with a 60 mL syringe filled with warm water. Never use a wire to unclog the tube. A wire can poke a hole in the tube.