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Common Feeding Tubes: Replacement Balloon Gastrostomy Tubes

Usually placed by a nurse, nasogastric tubes are found in a wide variety of clinical situations due to their versatility and ease of use for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. In a similar way, the use of gastrostomy tubes for long term feeding and other treatments has become common and made the replacement of balloon gastrostomy tubes an increasingly routine nursing procedure.

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Usually placed by a nurse, nasogastric tubes are found in a wide variety of clinical situations due to their versatility and ease of use for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. In a similar way, the use of gastrostomy tubes for long term feeding and other treatments has become common and made the replacement of balloon gastrostomy tubes an increasingly routine nursing procedure.

To provide an understanding of nursing practices associated with these common feeding tubes, this series demonstrates the basic techniques for nasogastric intubation and the replacement of a balloon gastrostomy tube.

The programs in this series are:
  • M270A Common Feeding Tubes: Nasogastric Intubation
  • M270B Common Feeding Tubes: Replacement Balloon Gastrostomy Tubes

This series is designated for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

Overview

The increased use of gastrostomy tubes for long-term feeding and other treatments has made the replacement of balloon gastrostomy tubes an increasingly common nursing procedure. Nurses need to know the basic techniques for the care and replacement of balloon gastrostomy tubes to assist and ensure positive patient outcomes. The purpose of this course is to teach nurses and other qualified caregivers the basic techniques for the care and replacement of a balloon gastrostomy tube.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List health conditions that commonly require use of a gastrostomy tube
  • Identify the key features of replacement balloon gastrostomy tubes
  • List steps required for proper care of all components of a balloon gastrostomy tube
  • Describe the use of a daily maintenance checklist for the gastrostomy tube, including checking the patient for pain, discomfort or pressure around the tube exit site
  • List supplies needed for replacement of a balloon gastrostomy tube
  • Describe the steps required for proper replacement of a balloon gastrostomy tube
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 18 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2012
Product Categories
Healthcare, IV and Feeding Tubes