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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Site Care

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A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube that is inserted into the stomach via a surgical incision in the abdomen (known as a stoma). A PEG may be inserted if a person is unable to safely eat and drink through their mouth.

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A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is a feeding tube that is inserted into the stomach via a surgical incision in the abdomen (known as a stoma). A PEG may be inserted if a person is unable to safely eat and drink through their mouth. When caring for a client with a PEG tube in situ, you should be able to perform basic personal care of the stoma site as well as identify any red flags that require an escalation of care.

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Angela
14 Sep 2021
good - clear and concise
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Gregory Turner
11 Jul 2021
An interesting online article. Good for basic care of PEG tubes.
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Samantha Clements
15 Sep 2021
Good resource with helpful key pints
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Kobie ROSS
05 Jan 2022
good info
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Ma. Ruelo
31 Jul 2021
good resources
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Ann Barber
29 Jun 2021
Good sound knowlegde, a great quick over view, easay to understand
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Leigh Blackford
15 Feb 2022
Quick and easy to follow. Effective and efficient
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Susan Thomas
01 Mar 2022
Great snap shot of procedure
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Bernadette Moura
23 Jun 2021
Great refresher on Stoma care
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Abigail Kudinha
13 Jul 2021
Good information
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