Gastrostomy tubes are placed into children for many reasons, including preterm birth, feeding problems, and brain disorders, and they have become more prevalent as lifesaving medical treatments for children have improved.

The child’s Care Plan will include flushing the G-tube, administering feedings and medications, and venting the G-tube.

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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