Tubes, Catheters, and Drains

Often, family members come home from the hospital with Tubes, Catheters, and Drains in place for a caregiver to manage. However, knowing what to do after discharge can be confusing. Learn more through viewing videos, step-by-step instructions, and tips for providing care in the posts provided for caregivers.

Most of these resources were produced for hospital staff training and showed the actors using sterile techniques. In your home, you don’t have to use sterile gloves and equipment; however, if you can, it helps prevent infection even more. The closer to sterile technique you can do, the better. If you cannot afford sterile gloves, do excellent clean technique handwashing. Remember, you are introducing germs into your body when you put anything in it that is not sterile. Therefore, you want it as clean as possible because you never know what has walked into the door with you from off the street.

Preparing for Gastrostomy Tube Surgery

Three Ways to Perform Surgery The most common type of feeding tube is the gastrostomy (G) tube. A surgeon places a G-tube through the abdominal wall into the stomach. There are three options for G-tube surgery:1. Inserting the G-tube surgically through small incisions using a laparoscope.2. Insert the G-tube using a larger open incision through […]

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Tube Feeding Videos

Videos Related to Tube Feedings   Procedure for Nasogastric Insertion  Produced by TulaneSimCenterTulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team TrainingPublished on Aug 20, 2018, Simple steps for inserting an NG tube********************************************Jejunostomy Feeding Instruction  Produced by HannahRedlich7167Published on Aug 7, 2017, an instructional video illustrating properly using your jejunal (J) tube pump.********************************************Unclogging a Feeding Tube

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