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G/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tubeGG/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tubeG/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tubeEnglishGastrointestinal;OtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;StomachDigestive systemProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-05-10T04:00:00ZTharini Paramananthan, RN, BScN, MScN;Silvana Oppedisano, MN, RN(EC)​​;Holly Norgrove, RN, BScN8.0000000000000066.60000000000001160.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A Corflo PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. Discover how to care for your child's Corflo PEG tube and what to do if it is accidentally pulled out.</p><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_0_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Gastrostomy tubes (G tubes) are feeding devices that provide liquid nutrition, medication, fluids or blended diet directly into the stomach. G tubes are placed through a surgical opening in your child's belly (abdomen) called a stoma. The tunnel from the outside into the stomach is called the tract. A Corflo PEG tube is one type of G tube.</p><div class="pdf-page-break"></div><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A Corflo PEG tube provides liquid nutrition, medication, fluids or blended diet directly into the stomach.</li><li>The tube will be placed by an interventional radiologist. Your child will be given a general anaesthetic before the tube insertion procedure.</li><li>The Corlock Corport Y-adaptor, attached to the end of your child's feeding tube, allows access for tube feeding, fluids, medication and blended diet administration. It can be changed if needed.</li><li>If your child's tube is accidentally pulled out, insert a Foley catheter and contact your child's G tube specialist.​​​​​​​​​​​​​</li></ul><h2>Inserting the Corflo PEG tube</h2><div class="asset-2-up"> <figure><span class="asset-image-title"> Elbow fixation device</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_01_EN.jpg" alt="Elbow fixation device with round bolster" /> </figure> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">T-bar/crossbar fixation device</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_02_EN.jpg" alt="Y-adaptor, crossbar and round bolster on a T-bar/crossbar fixation device" /></figure></div> <p>The Corflo PEG tube is placed by an interventional radiologist using image guidance. There is a round bolster on the inside of the stomach that helps prevent the tube from being pulled out. A fixation device on the outside of the stomach helps prevent the tube from moving into the stomach. The fixation device will be either a T-bar/crossbar or a white elbow fixation.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>For SickKids patients, to replace a Corflo PEG tube, an appointment must be made in the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Department. Contact the G Tube Resource Nurse to schedule an appointment.</p><h3>G Tube Resource Nurse contact info: </h3><p>Phone 416-813-7177 </p><p>g.tubenurse@sickkids.ca </p><p>On the weekend/afterhours, you may need to come to the Emergency Department for an alternate method of feed/fluids/medication administration.</p>
Sondes gastriques et gastrojéjunales : sonde gastrique pour gastrostomie endoscopique percutanée CorfloSSondes gastriques et gastrojéjunales : sonde gastrique pour gastrostomie endoscopique percutanée CorfloG/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG TubeFrenchGastrointestinal;OtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;StomachDigestive systemProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-02-02T05:00:00ZTharini Paramananthan, RN, BScN, MScN;Silvana Oppedisano, MN, RN(EC)Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>La sonde gastrique pour gastrostomie endoscopique percutanée Corflo™ est un genre de sonde d’alimentation. Apprenez à entretenir la sonde de votre enfant et sachez ce qu’il faut faire si jamais elle se détache par accident.</p><figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_0_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Les sondes gastriques injectent les aliments (sous forme liquide), les médicaments et les autres liquides directement dans l’estomac. On les insère dans une incision chirurgicale pratiquée dans l’abdomen de votre enfant au moyen d’une opération appelée stomie. Le tunnel allant de la surface de la peau à l’intérieur de l’estomac se nomme le tube. La sonde gastrique pour gastrostomie endoscopique percutanée Corflo™ est un genre de sonde gastrique.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>La sonde gastrique Corflo™ injecte les aliments (sous forme liquide), les médicaments et les autres liquides directement dans l’estomac.</li><li>La sonde sera insérée par un radiologiste interventionnel. On donnera une anesthésie générale à votre enfant avant l’insertion.</li><li>Fixé à l’extrémité de la sonde d’alimentation de votre enfant, l’adaptateur en Y Corport Corlock® permet l’alimentation et l’administration de liquides et de médicaments par la sonde. Au besoin, on peut le remplacer.</li><li>Si la sonde gastrique de votre enfant se décroche accidentellement, insérez une sonde de Foley et faites appel aux services de l’infirmier-ressource.</li></ul><h2>Insertion de la sonde gastrique Corflo™</h2><p>Cette sonde gastrique Corflo™ est insérée par un radiologiste interventionnel au moyen du guidage par imagerie. Un disque placé à l’intérieur de l’estomac tient la sonde en place et un dispositif de fixation (en T ou transversal ou encore un dispositif cubital de couleur blanche) à l’extérieur l’empêche de glisser plus avant dans l’estomac.</p><div class="asset-2-up"> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Dispositif à fixation cubital</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_01_FR.jpg" alt="Dispositif à fixation cubital avec une disque" /></figure><figure><span class="asset-image-title">Barre en T ou transversale (dispositif à fixation)</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_02_FR.jpg" alt="Adaptateur en Y, barre transversale et disque sur une barre en T ou transversale (dispositif à fixation)" /> </figure> </div><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2><p>Pour remplacer la sonde gastrique Corflo™, les patients de l’hôpital SickKids doivent demander à l’infirmier-ressource de prendre pour eux un rendez-vous avec la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’image.</p><h3>Coordonnées de l’infirmier-ressource :</h3><p>Téléphone : 416 813-7177</p><p>Téléavertisseur : 416 377-1271</p><p>g.tubenurse@sickkids.ca</p><p>La fin de semaine et après les heures d’ouverture, il est possible que l’enfant doive se rendre à l’urgence pour recevoir les aliments, les liquides et les médicaments dont il a besoin.</p>

 

 

 

 

G/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tube2536.00000000000G/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tubeG/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tubeGEnglishGastrointestinal;OtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Abdomen;StomachDigestive systemProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-05-10T04:00:00ZTharini Paramananthan, RN, BScN, MScN;Silvana Oppedisano, MN, RN(EC)​​;Holly Norgrove, RN, BScN8.0000000000000066.60000000000001160.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A Corflo PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. Discover how to care for your child's Corflo PEG tube and what to do if it is accidentally pulled out.</p><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_0_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Gastrostomy tubes (G tubes) are feeding devices that provide liquid nutrition, medication, fluids or blended diet directly into the stomach. G tubes are placed through a surgical opening in your child's belly (abdomen) called a stoma. The tunnel from the outside into the stomach is called the tract. A Corflo PEG tube is one type of G tube.</p><div class="pdf-page-break"></div><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>A Corflo PEG tube provides liquid nutrition, medication, fluids or blended diet directly into the stomach.</li><li>The tube will be placed by an interventional radiologist. Your child will be given a general anaesthetic before the tube insertion procedure.</li><li>The Corlock Corport Y-adaptor, attached to the end of your child's feeding tube, allows access for tube feeding, fluids, medication and blended diet administration. It can be changed if needed.</li><li>If your child's tube is accidentally pulled out, insert a Foley catheter and contact your child's G tube specialist.​​​​​​​​​​​​​</li></ul><h2>Caring for the Corflo PEG tube</h2><p>After the insertion of a Corflo PEG tube, your child's stoma will be left dry and open to the air. There is no need for a dressing. Occasionally, the interventional radiologist who placed the tube may apply a small gauze on the site, if they think it is necessary. If there is no leaking or discharge, the gauze can be removed.</p><p>Follow these instructions to care for your child's Corflo PEG tube:</p><ul><li>Wash the stoma with soap and water daily, beginning 24 hours after the tube is inserted.</li><li>Your child may not take baths or swim during the first 48 hours after tube insertion.</li><li>You may wish to secure the tube to the stomach with tape however, this is not necessary.</li><li>For the first two weeks after insertion, do not adjust the T-bar/crossbar or elbow fixation device. Contact the G tube specialist (at SickKids, this is the G Tube Resource Nurse) if you have concerns about the placement of the cross bar or elbow fixation device. For example, it might appear to sit too loose or too tight against your child's belly.</li><li>After two weeks, the T-bar/crossbar can be adjusted by you at home if it is too tight or too loose (see instructions below). If your child is still in hospital, a nurse can help you adjust the device. If your child has a white elbow fixation device, you will not be able to adjust this at home. Contact your child's G tube specialist.</li><li>Your child may participate in their regular activities if they are feeling well and not experiencing severe pain or discomfort.</li><li>For any tube or stoma issues, including <a href="/Article?contentid=2906&language=English">infection</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=3019&language=English">granulation tissue</a> and <a href="/Article?contentid=3020&language=English">leakage</a>, call the G tube specialist.</li></ul><h3>How to adjust the T-bar/crossbar</h3><p>The T-bar/crossbar should sit close to your child’s stoma but it should not be too tight or too loose. Parents or caregivers can adjust the T-bar/crossbar after the Corflo PEG tube has been in place for more than two weeks. To adjust the fit of the T-bar/crossbar, gently slide the round piece above the T-bar/crossbar and the T-bar/crossbar itself up or down the tube. Do not pull on the tube as this can lead to it being accidently pulled out of the tract and stoma.</p><h3>How to change the clamp</h3><ul><li>Clamp the tube in order to prevent the stomach contents from spilling out</li><li>Untwist skirt from Y-adaptor</li><li>Remove the Y-adaptor</li><li>Remove the skirt</li><li>Unclamp and remove the clamp</li><li>Clean the end of tube</li><li>Replace the clamp with a new one</li><li>Replace the skirt, making sure the narrow end of the skirt is closest to the clamp</li><li>Replace the Y-adaptor, inserting it back into the tube</li><li>Twist the skirt onto the adaptor until tight</li></ul><h3>Corlock Corport Y-adaptor</h3> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Corlock Corport Y-adaptor</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_03_EN_edited.jpg" alt="Medication port, cath tip syring port, skirt and feeding port on a Corlock Corport Y-adapter" /> </figure> <p>The Corflo PEG tube utilizes a Y-adaptor. The Corlock Corport Y-adaptor allows access for tube feeding, fluids, medication and blended diet administration. The Y-adaptor is attached to the end of your child's feeding tube, and can be changed if needed (i.e. broken).<br></p><p>To change your child's Y-adaptor, follow these instructions:</p><ul><li>Clamp the tube in order to prevent the stomach content from spilling out</li><li>Untwist skirt from Y-adaptor<br></li><li>Remove the Y-adaptor</li><li>Clean the end of tube</li><li>Replace the Y-adaptor, inserting it back into the tube</li><li>Twist the skirt onto the new adaptor until tight</li></ul><h2>What to do if your child's Corflo PEG tube is accidentally pulled out</h2><p>Although it is very unlikely, your child's Corflo PEG tube may be accidentally pulled out. To learn what to do if your child's G tube is completely accidentally pulled out, please see the article <a href="/Article?contentid=2910&language=English">What to do if your child's feeding tube is pulled out</a>.</p><p>If the tube is only partially pulled out, the bolster on the end of the tube may become stuck in the tract. If this has happened, you may notice the following.</p><ul><li>Significant pain in the G tube area</li><li>A visible hard plastic bulge (the bolster) that does not go away when you move the tube</li><li>You may be able to feel a hard bulge (the bolster) in the tract or stoma</li><li>Formula leaking from the stoma</li></ul><p>If you are concerned that the tube has been partially pulled out and the bolster is stuck, call your G tube specialist right away. On the weekend/after hours, go to the Emergency Department.<br></p><h2>Replacing the Corflo PEG tube</h2><p>To replace the dislodged, broken, or blocked tube, or to exchange it for a <a href="/Article?contentid=2908&language=English">low-profile tube:</a></p><ul><li>Contact your child's G tube specialist to make an appointment for the tube replacement or exchange.</li><li>A general anesthetic or sedation may be needed to remove a blocked or broken Corflo PEG tube or to exchange to a low-profile tube.</li><li>Your child's Corflo PEG tube can be exchanged for a low-profile tube three months after the primary insertion date.</li></ul><h2>Inserting the Corflo PEG tube</h2><div class="asset-2-up"> <figure><span class="asset-image-title"> Elbow fixation device</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_01_EN.jpg" alt="Elbow fixation device with round bolster" /> </figure> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">T-bar/crossbar fixation device</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_02_EN.jpg" alt="Y-adaptor, crossbar and round bolster on a T-bar/crossbar fixation device" /></figure></div> <p>The Corflo PEG tube is placed by an interventional radiologist using image guidance. There is a round bolster on the inside of the stomach that helps prevent the tube from being pulled out. A fixation device on the outside of the stomach helps prevent the tube from moving into the stomach. The fixation device will be either a T-bar/crossbar or a white elbow fixation.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>For SickKids patients, to replace a Corflo PEG tube, an appointment must be made in the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Department. Contact the G Tube Resource Nurse to schedule an appointment.</p><h3>G Tube Resource Nurse contact info: </h3><p>Phone 416-813-7177 </p><p>g.tubenurse@sickkids.ca </p><p>On the weekend/afterhours, you may need to come to the Emergency Department for an alternate method of feed/fluids/medication administration.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PMD_corpak_corflo_PEG_G_tube_01_EN.jpgG/GJ tubes: Corflo PEG tubeFalse

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