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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 – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity 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.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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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