Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: indications and management

Slater, Rebecca
September 2009
British Journal of Nursing;9/24/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 17, p1036
Academic Journal
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become one of the most useful and established enteral nutrition techniques available to patients requiring nutritional support worldwide. Good nutrition and the receiving of essential nutrients and electrolytes are vital for growth, healing, repair and delivery of essential energy to carry out daily tasks. The article looks specifically at PEG as a form of enteral nutrition delivery, how it is undertaken, and the care needs of the patient post-insertion of a PEG tube.


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