How do I Look After My Child's Gastrostomy Feeding Tube?

The community nurse shows Murray's mum how to look after his gastrostomy feeding tube. Cleaning the gastrostomy, replacing the water in the balloon, giving a bolus feed and changing the gastrostomy button. The video includes helpful tips about taking a spare button to school, what to do when the button falls out or when you don't get the same amount of water out of the balloon when replacing the water.

Please also see our video about getting a gastrostomy in hospital.

Keywords:

Gastrostomy care, gastrostomy cleaning, feeding tube, granulation, replacing water in balloon, button feeding tube, PEG feeding tube, community nurse, replacing gastrostomy button, button falling out, feeding support, blocked feeding tube, position of gastrostomy button, stomach aspirate, pH value stomach, bolus feeding, pump feeding


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