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Peg tube vs g-tube ?

09/04/2007

Question:

what is the standard amount of fluid that needs to go into a g-tube every shift ? and also, where do you auscultate for placement ? is it the left epigatric area ? and, where can i find a good reference for these questions online ? like, what is the difference between a peg tube and a g-tube ? thankyou !

Answer:

This question would be better answered in a different topic area. I have forwarded your question to a NetWellness Expert who I hope will be able to provide you with an answer. In a few days, please look for an answer to your question in the NetWellness Expert topic area called Digestive Disorders.

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Response by:

Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN
Associate Professor Emerita
Associate Director of the
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati