Gastrostomy Tubes (G-Tubes), Jejunostomy Tubes (J-Tubes), and Gastro-Jejunostomy Tubes (GJ-Tubes) are tools used to help children in need of nutritional support. This need can arise for a variety of reasons including developmental delays, difficulty swallowing or sucking, and more. In each of these videos, one of PASCO’s experienced nurses offers her expertise regarding some common G-Tube-related tasks.
This video explains the process to give a bolus of water. The steps in this video are the same if you are giving a bolus of food.
This video explains the steps to administer medication through the G-Tube.
DRESSING THE STOMA
This video explains how to change the dressing over the stoma site.
VENTING THE G-TUBE
This video explains how to vent the G-Tube if your child is having issues with gas in their stomach.
WHAT TO DO IF THE G-TUBE FALLS OUT
This video explains what you should do if the MIC-KEY falls out in the first eight weeks of placement.