Cut a piece of medical tape about 5 inches long.
Wrap the tape completely around the PEG tube about 5-6 inches from the stoma.
Pinch the tape to itself (together) under the PEG tube to form a "tape tent". There should be extra tape on either side of the tube to stick onto the skin.
This taping will help the PEG tube form a loop over your child's abdomen.
The loop should be big enough so that the PEG tube enters the stoma at a 90 degree angle to prevent any tension or pulling of the stoma.
Tips: "onesies" help prevent infants and toddlers from pulling at the tube. Stretchy gauze can be used for older children.
For questions call the number above if your child is a Boston Children's Hospital patient.
For emergencies call the number above if your child is a Boston Children's Hospital patient.
- 1.0 Medical tape
- 1.0 "Onesie" for infants and toddlers
- 1.0 Stretchy gauze for older children
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