What are the different types of feeding tubes?

What are the different types of feeding tubes?

Several types of tubes are used for enteral feeding:

  • Nasogastric tubes.
  • Nasojejunal tube (NJT)
  • Jejunostomy tubes (JEJ, PEJ or RIJ tubes)
  • Radiologically inserted gastrostomy tube (RIG)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes (PEG tube)

What is a Keo feeding tube?

What is a Keofeed tube? A Keofeed tube is a small tube that goes in through the nose, passing through the oropharynx, esophagus, through the stomach, and into the duodenum past the opening for the Sphincter of Oddi. Through the tube different tube feedings are feed to the patient.

What is a Salem sump tube?

Salem-sump: is a two-lumen nasogastric/orogastric tube. The dual lumen tube allows for safer continuous and intermittent gastric suctioning. The large lumen allows for easy suction of gastric contents, decompression, irrigation and medication delivery.

What is an NJ tube?

A nasojejunal (NJ) tube is a small tube that is passed through the nose and into the small bowel to feed children who cannot get enough nutrients by eating.

What can be provided through a feeding tube?

Providing nutrition : Food, in liquid form, can be provided through a feeding tube. Tube feeding, or enteral nutrition, can be given through the tube to provide carbohydrates, protein, and fats to the body without requiring the patient to swallow or chew.

What is a non-ballooned feeding tube?

Cross-section: non-ballooned tube A gastrostomy feeding tube or device is one which has been inserted directly through the abdominal wall into the stomach. It is secured by an internal retention device (either a balloon or a soft disc known as a “bumper”) on the inside and a firm external retention device (known as a “flange”) on the outside.

What are the disadvantages of G tube feeding?

G tubes are considered in cases of long term feeding and are implanted more towards the left below rib cage. Malecot, PEG, MIC, mushroom and silicon foley catheters are the types of G tubes. Gastric juices due to the leakage is one of the potential complications of G tube. This causes skin irritation.

Do adaptive feeding devices help people with feeding disabilities?

Sometimes it is not so much about exactly “what is dinner?” as it is how dinner is going to get eaten? Adaptive feeding devices are valuable tools that can often be overlooked or undervalued as a key component of a feeding plan for individuals with feeding disabilities.

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