Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

  • Obtain valid consent – ask the client if they are ready to take their medication
  • Wash hands and don PPE
  • Ensure equipment is intact and not damaged
  • Talk through the procedure at each stage
  • Flush with water before and after to ensure easy passage
  • All medicines must be prepared in separate syringes
  • Instructions for thicker liquids may include mixing with water to ensure safe passage
  • Some dispersal medication may require preparation in advance to ensure they are dissolved at the point of administration


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