Gastrostomy Tube (G-tube) Feeding Mobile App
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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.
How does it work?
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.