TITLE

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: indications and management

AUTHOR(S)
Slater, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
British Journal of Nursing;9/24/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 17, p1036
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44391244

 

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