The G-Tube Belt
is intended to be used by people who have a feeding tube that extends from the skin surface. It was designed by a wife who disliked the way her husband’s gastronomy tube was constantly being taped to his body.
The G-Tube Belt eliminates the need for clumsy pins and tape, and is by far the most comfortable way to secure all types of enteral feeding tubes including PEG tubes, gastrostomy tubes, and jejunostomy tubes. The G-Tube Belt increases the user’s level of tube control, helps to increase self-care, and helps to minimize the risk of accidental pull-out by combative patients and small children.
Using the G-Tube Belt should be done after consultation with a physician. It is recommended that a sterile drain sponge with slit for tube entry be placed against the skin as a buffer. Wrap waist strap around waist and secure to a comfortable fit using the hook and loop closure for adjustment. Slide tube through slit to pouch and position pouch over tube accordingly. Secure tube while not in use by coiling onto pouch face and then close bottom flap securely over tube coil.
Care Instructions: G-Tube Belt flannel center pouch and soft elastic fabric waistband are conveniently machine washable. Hand or machine wash with a mild disinfectant and hang dry. Be sure to engage the hook and loop fasteners before washing to prevent lint accumulation.
G-Tube Belt Specifications:
- Material: Latex free.
- Pouch measures: 5 x 5 1/2 inches overall, 4 x 4 inches inside opening.
- Standard size fits: 30 to 45 inch waist size.
- Large size fits: 46 to 60 inch waist size.
- Belt width: 2 inches.