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Daily and weekly care of the Corflo Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy tube (PEG)

Date issued: April 2022 

For review: April 2024 

Ref: C-333 v4

PDF:  Daily and weekly care of the Corflo peg final November 2019 v3.pdf [pdf] 84KB

Daily and weekly care of the Corflo Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy tube (PEG)

Daily care

Undo fixation plate and move away from skin. Clean and dry stoma with mild soap and water using soft cloth (no cotton wool). Clean tube with
mild soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Re?tension and place fixation plate 1cm from skin.
If not using for feeds, flush daily with water as advised by Dietitian.

Weekly care

Undo fixation plate, clean and dry tube as per daily care. Advance tube 3-4cm into stomach, rotate 360°and pull gently back out. Clean the tube
that has been in the stomach to remove acid. Dry thoroughly. Re?tension and place fixation plate 2-3mm from the skin.
Document how far the tube was advanced, that it was rotated 360° and whether there was any resistance.
The purpose of the weekly care is to prevent Buried Bumper Syndrome.
Inform appropriate Health Care Professional if any concerns.

Points to remember

• Good hand & equipment hygiene
• Maintain sitting position of a minimum of 45° when flushing & feeding
• Regular mouth care
• Monitor the condition of stoma site and use prescribed topical creams/barrier film and/or prescribed dressings as clinically indicated

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