G-Tube Site Care

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G-Tube site Care Station


Changing a Gastrostomy Tube

 

Purpose

  • Ensure proper replacement of a gastrostomy tube through a gastrostomy opening with minimal discomfort.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Foley catheter (recommended size 22 to 28 Fr. with 5 to 30 ml balloon per physician�s order).
  • 1-inch paper tape.
  • Precut (split) gauze sponge.
  • Two pairs of disposable gloves.
  • 10 to 30 ml syringe.
  • 10 ml syringe catheter-tip or Y-connector.
  • One clamp.

* Note: If the physician orders a tube other than a Foley catheter, the physician is responsible for placement.