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Watch the Videos

We have created a series of 19 videos which cover a range of topics including routine care of a gastrostomy button, managing common problems and advice and tips from families.

Some of these videos will be helpful to watch when you are referred to the surgical feeding team for a gastrostomy (e.g. introductory videos). Some of the videos will be most helpful around the time of surgery (e.g. routine care of a gastrostomy), and some might be most helpful to you once you’ve been caring for your child at home for a few months or longer (e.g. changing a button, blended diet).

There are also some links to videos made by other organisations which you might find helpful.

All the videos can be played in sequence using the following link:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMOhU3NU7kmPULriY0AbUqJEj5fbflHUX

 

Introductory videos

 

Advice and tips from families

 

About the surgery & different devices

 

Routine care

https://www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk/gastrostomy-tube

 

Troubleshooting

 

Changing a button

 

Blended diet

 

Other videos you might find helpful:

  1. Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust have a series of videos on Youtube on caring for a gastrostomy. The videos show a balloon-retained tube, rather than a gastrostomy button like in the videos above. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86i3Rvw-2o9WxQx_6gL6HU9fWcXneZaT

 

  2. A couple of videos were created in Scotland on gastrostomy care by the charity WWCIH that you find helpful:

https://youtu.be/P1-JpcDcFfo

https://youtu.be/rNw6bMCXtgY  

 

3. There are a few videos here for managing common problems with PEG tubes:

Y end on your Corflo PEG tube has broken: https://vimeo.com/335738704   

Change of Freka PEG end: https://youtu.be/YqyFBB276SQ

Blocked tube: https://vimeo.com/338840986  

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