Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tubes: Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations for Patients and Physicians
David E. Milkes, M.D.
Dr. Milkes is Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University Medical Center, and reports no commercial conflict of interest.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited
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Medical Education to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Identify the major indications and contraindications to PEG tube placement
- Discuss the complications associated with PEG tube placement
- Discuss the major legal, ethical and medical issues surrounding PEG tube placement.