(From the February 2013 Issue of MedStat)
Included in the February packet is a policy concerning G-J tubes that has been approved by GI, Radiology, ED and General Surgery. The policy outlines what a family should do if their child’s G-J tube is obstructed. Our goal is to help families avoid spending time in the emergency room as a G-J tube replacement procedure is not an emergency. If you have any patients with G-J tubes, please make sure they know about this helpful policy or please give them a copy of the policy. All patients who have had a feeding tube inserted and are followed at Nationwide Children’s should already have a copy of the policy. If a child’s G-J tube is obstructed, Radiology can be contacted at (614) 722-2420 the next morning, and they will replace the feeding tube.
Any questions about communication with the hospital can be directed to Lee Budin, MD, at Lee.Budin@NationwideChildrens.org or Bruce Meyer, MD, at Bruce.Meyer@NationwideChildrens.org. They can also be reached at (614)722-4550.