There is nothing more important in the world of healthcare than patient safety. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has even said that they consider patient safety as being "indistinguishable from the delivery of quality health care." Above all else, when a patient is in the care of others, they and their loved ones want to rest assured that their safety is being considered and taken seriously.
Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE
A G-Tube is a flexible tube that enters the stomach through a surgical incision, called a stoma. Anytime something enters the body there is a risk of infection; therefore, it is important to wash hands frequently, keep the stoma clean and wash feeding containers daily.