Tag gastroenterology

PEG Re-Insertion Guideline

SCGHED Guideline 4 340
Here is a general guide to the emergent re-insertion of a displaced percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. Note: in hours there is a PEG Nurse on G75 available for advice contactable on DECT phone 73677. Date implemented – 01/2009 Revision…

Paracentesis

SCGHED Guideline 4 340
Indications Diagnostic Determine the cause of new onset ascites, ascites of unknown origin, or suspected malignant ascites Suspicion of bacterial peritonitis in a patient with known ascites with associated pyrexia, hypotension, tachycardia or encephalopathy. Therapeutic Remove excess intraperitoneal fluid to…