“Making the Decision – An introduction to gastrostomy tubes”, is an educational DVD resource designed for patients to watch prior to insertion of a gastrostomy. This DVD is designed to help patients and their families or carers make an informed decision about gastrostomy tube placement as part of their treatment plan. It can also be used for providing general education to healthcare professionals and students who wish to learn more about the procedure.
Topics covered on the DVD include:
- Gastrostomy tube general information
- Gastrostomy tube insertion
- Risks of the procedures and alternatives
- Demonstration on how the tube is used for feeding
- Patient experiences