Feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration: outcomes
Dave Atkinson Independent consultant nurse
People with learning disabilities are at heightened risk of aspiration associated with infections of the lower respiratory tract and pneumonia and are implicated in premature mortality. In some instances, people undergo feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration.
Learning Disability Practice. 22, 4, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.4.10.s10