Want to learn the basics of G-Tube care? We are here to help!

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.

BOLUS FEEDING

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.

ADMINISTERING MEDICATION

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.