Percutaneous Enteral Feeding Access

First Things First (assess for and treat the following)

  • Enteral nutrition is an important component in the management of critically ill patients.
  • Percutaneous enteral access developed as an alternative to laparotomy for feeding tube placement (eg, open gastrostomy & open jejunostomy).
    • Percutaneous enteral feeding tubes encompass a variety of techniques
      • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
      • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy (PEGJ)
      • Percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy (PRG)

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Last updated: May 18, 2010