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PEG feeding tubes are now increasingly used for enteral nutrition for children and adults. PEG may be used with a jejunal extension. PEG feeding is used where patients cannot maintain adequate nutrition with oral intake.When to recommend a PEG tube?
Step 5: Recommend PEG. A PEG tube should be recommended if the patient is not eating or drinking adequately, the problem is expected to last more than a few weeks, death is not imminent, and there is no contraindication to a PEG.How do you replace a PEG tube?
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.Is a PEG tube the same as feeding tube?
A peg is a tube placed into the stomach from outside the abdomen, which is used to feed the stomach with liquid nutrition. A g tube is similar to a peg tube, but it is surgically placed while a peg is endoscopically placed.