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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tubes: Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations for Patients and Physicians
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
David E. Milkes, M.D.

Dr. Milkes is Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University Medical Center, and reports no commercial conflict of interest.

Release Date: 02/04/2002
Termination Date: 02/04/2005

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

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 by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Learning Objectives
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.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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