How do you use a PEG tube?
- A feeding syringe helps liquid food to flow steadily into the PEG tube. The syringe is connected to the end of the PEG tube.
- A gravity drip bag allows liquid food to drip more slowly into the PEG tube.
- An electric feeding pump controls the flow of the liquid food into your PEG tube.
Considering this, how do you take a shower with a PEG tube?
Begin with water on evening of tube placement and begin regular tube feeding after 24 hours, as instructed. You may shower 24 hours after tube placement. To remove drainage, crusts, or blood from the skin around the tube, use a solution of half hydrogen peroxide- half water.
Beside above, can you use tap water to flush a PEG tube? Most tubes need to be flushed at least daily with some water to keep them from clogging — even tubes that are not used. You should be given a large syringe for this. Please flush with 30 – 60 mls (1 - 2 ounces) of tap water for this purpose.
Likewise, people ask, what is the difference between a PEG tube and a gastrostomy tube?
They are often used as the initial G-tube for the first 8-12 weeks post-surgery. PEG specifically describes a long G-tube placed by endoscopy, and stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Sometimes the term PEG is used to describe all G-tubes. Surgeons may place other styles of long tubes.
Can you eat food with a PEG tube?
There are many different reasons why patients have feeding tubes, and some of these reasons make it difficult or dangerous to eat by mouth. If an individual can eat by mouth safely, then he/she can absolutely eat food! Eating won't hurt the tube and using the tube won't make it unsafe to eat.