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  1. Tracey, Debora L. RN, BSN
  2. Patterson, G. Elaine EdD, RNC, FNP


Education is needed to reduce complications for the patient with a gastrostomy tube. Literature regarding education related to the gastrostomy tube in the home is not evidenced based, varies, and is confusing. The home care nurse needs to provide accurate and up-to-date information to assist the patient in managing care.