The G-Tube Program provides care and support to children who are less than 18 years old that require or already have a Gastrostomy (G) or GastroJejunostomy (GJ) Tube. The G-Tube team consists of a nurse practitioner, and two G-tube resource nurses who work closely with a paediatrician and the interventional radiologists in the IGT department. For more information, click here.
Indications for a G/GJ-Tube
Enteral tube feeding is initiated when a patient is unable to meet nutrient or fluid needs orally. Conditions that often require G/GJ-Tube feeding support include:
Is my Patient a Candidate for an G/GJ-Tube?
Before you refer your patient, it is important to determine whether a nasoenteric tube or an enterostomy tube would best suit your patient. Here is an algorithm that will assist you in determining if an enterostomy tube is suitable, as well as whether a G-Tube or a GJ-Tube is more appropriate for your patient’s needs.