Gastrostomy Tube (G-tube) Feeding
Gastrostomy is a procedure in which a feeding tube is placed within the stoma site (an opening in the stomach) to deliver food and nutrients to the patient's body.
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The placement of the tube allows food to go straight to the patient's stomach. A PEG tube is a long gastrostomy tube (G-tube). Often the term PEG tube is used synonymously for all G-tubes.
The Gastrostomy Tube (G-tube) Feeding app was created to allow patients to fill out information about their gastrostomy tube. In this app, the user goes through and answers questions about the use of a G-tube, why they have it, if they are able to carry out self feeding, etc.
This app is great because it asks the question, gives text/advice on use of the tube and then allows for comments. Use this app when giving a survey to those with a G-tube to make sure they are using the product properly and safely. Collecting information about the state of the gastronomy tube and its effectiveness can help with providing good long-term care.
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