Why is my PEG site bleeding?

Why is my PEG site bleeding?

Why is my PEG site bleeding?

Symptoms of pain, leakage of some gastric fluid around the PEG tube, and bleeding after PEG tube insertion are all normal and expected; it is the severity of the symptoms that determine whether medical intervention is needed.

How much residual is too much for PEG tube?

If using a PEG, measure residual every 4 hours (if residual is more than 200 ml or other specifically ordered amount, hold for one hour and recheck; if it still remains high notify doctor).

What causes diarrhea with tube feedings?

Diarrhea in patients who receive enteral nutrition is often caused by such conditions as diabetes, malabsorption syndromes, infection, gastrointestinal complications, or concomitant drug therapy instead of the enteral formula.

Why does my feeding tube keep clogging?

As many clinicians know all too well, clogged feeding tubes may result from several factors, including narrow tube diameter, insufficient water flushes, and inattention to proper medication administration.

What is considered high gastric residual volume?

How High Is Too High? In a review article, “Measurement of Gastric Residual Volume: State of the Science,” published in 2000 in MEDSURG Nursing, Edwards and Metheny reported that the literature contained a variety of recommendations for what is considered a high GRV, ranging from 100 to 500 mL.

How do you fix a clogged PEG tube?

First, attach a 30- or 60-mL piston syringe to the feeding tube and pull back the plunger to help dislodge the clog. Next, fill the flush syringe with warm water, reattach it to the tube, and attempt a flush. If you continue to meet resistance, gently move the syringe plunger back and forth to help loosen the clog.

What causes high gastric residual volume?

Residual refers to the amount of fluid/contents that are in the stomach. Excess residual volume may indicate an obstruction or some other problem that must be corrected before tube feeding can be continued.

What type of water do you flush a PEG tube with?

Flush your PEG tube with a 60 mL syringe filled with warm water. Never use a wire to unclog the tube. A wire can poke a hole in the tube. Your healthcare provider may have you use a medicine or a plastic brush to help unclog your tube.

How do you unclog a PEG tube with pancrelipase?

Attempt to irrigate feeding tube with lukewarm water using a 20ml syringe. 5. Crush the Pancrelipase and Sodium Bicarbonate tablets and mix together well. Add 5 to 15 ml of lukewarm water to the powder mixture and stir well.