What is a G tube extension?
Gastrostomy (G) Tubes. G tubes are similar to PEG tubes in that they go through the abdomen and into the stomach for long-term feeding, however, they’re a little different in how they look. G tubes may have a water filled balloon that keeps it in place on the inside of your stomach.
What is a MIC key G tube?
A Mic-Key button is a low-profile tube that allows children to receive nutrition, fluids, and medicine directly into the stomach.
How often should g tube extensions be changed?
A low-profile balloon G tube sits close to the skin and is easy to conceal. Balloon G tubes should be changed at least every six to eight months to prevent the balloon from leaking or breaking, which can cause the G tube to accidentally fall out. The G tube feeding extension set should be changed every month.
How long should I vent G-tube?
Hold the syringe up and unclamp the G-tube. After unclamping the G-tube you may hear air or see food or stomach juices come up in the syringe. Allow venting for 1 to 2 minutes.
What is the most common risk of a mic-key balloon button G-tube?
Little hands may also pull out G-tubes. A common complication of G-tubes is the formation of granulation tissue (which looks like red, overgrown tissue around the tube site) during the healing process.
How long do G tubes stay in?
How often does the tube need replacing? Gastrostomy tubes vary in the length of time to replacement. Most original gastrostomy tubes last up to 12 months and balloon tubes last up to 6 months.
Can you swim with G tube?
Yes, Almost All Kids with Feeding Tubes Can Swim! Most children with G-tubes, GJ-tubes, and J-tubes are also able to swim and splash in the water without too many restrictions. There is one exception to this rule: children with brand new stomas that are less than two months old should not swim.
How do you use a mic key feeding tube?
To do this, connect the exten- sion set to the MIC-KEY* feeding tube and attach a Monoject catheter tip syringe with 10 ml’s of water to the extension set feeding port. Pull back on the plunger. When you see stomach contents in the tube, flush the MIC-KEY* feeding tube with water.
How often should you change a Mic key button?
Routine Mic-key button changes are usually performed every 3-4 months in OLCHC by the Nutrition Support Nurse (in an Out Patient Clinic) or at home by you if you have been educated to do so by the Nutrition Support Nurse or the Point of Care (Company) Nurse.
Who makes MIC-key G feeding tube extension sets?
MIC-KEY G Feeding Tube Extension Sets with ENFit Connectors | Medline Industries, Inc. Skip to Content You are currently visiting Medline.com on a browser which is not supported. This may reduce the functionality of Medline.com.
What is a G tube in dentistry?
The Long Balloon Type Tube (MIC G-Tube) is a long clear tube with markings along the tubing, a silicone bolster (plastic disk) outside, and a balloon inside. This tube does not need to be replaced surgically and can be changed at home or in the office.
What is the difference between a G tube and PEG tube?
G tubes are similar to PEG tubes in that they go through the abdomen and into the stomach for long-term feeding, however, they’re a little different in how they look. G tubes may have a water filled balloon that keeps it in place on the inside of your stomach.
What are the ports on a G-tube for?
There are 3 ports at the end of the tube: a large clear port for feedings, a small clear port for medications, and a numbered (white) port which is the balloon port. There is not a clamp on this tube; instead you must kink/pinch the tubing to prevent leakage. Watch video of G-tube care.