Condition Management

Video guides for parents caring for a child with a gastrostomy

Developed by Oxford Simulation Training and Research (OxSTaR)

By Chloe French · Published: May 4, 2021

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New videos developed by Oxford Simulation Training and Research (OxSTaR) help to give new parents confidence in caring for a child with a gastrostomy at home. The resources were created after consultation with parents and carers from the WellChild Family Tree. View the videos and other resources here >>

The videos range from the basics, explaining what a gastrostomy is and why some children need one, through to tips from experienced parents and instructional videos to help with routine gastrostomy care. Other topics addressed include advice about different devices, troubleshooting and an introduction to blended diets.

These videos are designed for parents, but could also be helpful for family members or as part of training for staff. You can watch the videos using the YouTube playlist below, or on the OxSTaR website here >>

Callum Campbell, Family Information Officer

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First uploaded 30 March 2021

Last reviewed 25 February 2022

Next review due August 2022