Grastostomy Teaching 1444

The patient was instructed in gastrostomy indicating the training and management of tube feedings, including quantity and regularity. The patient was advised to sit upright during feeding and for 1 hour after feeding to prevent reflux into the esophagus or backflow into the gastrostomy tube. The patient was explained to take care of the gastrostomy tube. The patient was taught that the tube may eventually be removed and inserted only for feeding. The patient was taught to protect the stoma with a small gauze pad.