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Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between a long gastrostomy tube and a low-profile gastrostomy tube.
  2. Review the procedure for changing a low-profile gastrostomy tube.
  3. Discuss options for treating granulation tissue around the gastrostomy site.
Price: FREE


  • ACCME 1.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: PEC1217
Published: December 2017
Expires: 11/30/2018
Passing Score: 4/5 (80%)
Authors: Susan Fuchs, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Categories: Pediatrics
Specialties: Pediatrics