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  1. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy : evaluation of insertion by an endoscopy nurse practitioner.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To evaluate the success rate and complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion performed with an endoscopy nurse practitioner, rather than a second doctor, carrying out percutaneous gastric puncture.

    Design 

    A prospective evaluation of one nurse's performance.

    Setting 

    The endoscopy unit in a district general hospital.

    Methods 

    An experienced endoscopy nurse, who had undergone a specific training course in PEG insertion, participated in PEG placement in 50 unselected patients over a one year period.

    The outcome and complications were compared with 50 PEGs inserted over the same period by medical personnel.

    A standard'pull'technique was used to insert a 15Fr tube under sedation and local anaesthetic.

    Results 

    The nurse was successful in PEG placement in all patients.

    Immediate complications from the procedure occurred in two cases in both the nurse-assisted and doctor-assisted groups.

    These were directly related to the gastric puncture in only one patient in each group ; the others were respiratory complications related to the gastroscopy (resulting in the death of one patient).

    Thirty-day mortality was 8% in the nurse-assisted group and 12% following doctor-assisted PEG (mainly due to progression of the underlying condition).

    Outcome at 3 months was similar in the two groups, except for a slightly lower incidence of stomal infection in the nurse-assisted group. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gastrostomie, Voie percutanée, Endoscopie, Evaluation performance, Infirmier, Spécialité médicale, Procédé pose, Résultat, Homme, Chirurgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastrostomy, Percutaneous route, Endoscopy, Performance evaluation, Nurse, Medical specialty, Laying process, Result, Human, Surgery

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0346611

    Code Inist : 002B25G02. Création : 10/04/1997.