Test the balloon by attaching a luer slip syringe to the inflation valve.
Remove the water from the balloon.
Start the pump.
Replacing an old PEG tube with a balloon-tip tube, rather than a mushroom-tip tube or a disc-tip tube, may minimize the risk of gastrocutaneous tract disruption[ 63 - 66 ].
The x-ray must be interpreted by clinicians who have been deemed competent in assessing the position of feeding tubes by x-ray.
Do not force the water flush.
Withdraw the fluid from the balloon and note the volume in the syringe.
Accordingly, this article describes three major principles of a safe PEG tube replacement:
If you have a gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube, care of the skin surrounding the feeding site is very important.
Never fill the balloon with air.
Inflating the balloon slowly Almost done — inflate slowly seconds to complete: