Child's Doctor - Care of Children with Gastrostomy Tubes


Teri Coha, APRN, CNS, MSN, CWOCN, RN, Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Disclosure: Ms. Coha has no industry relationships to disclose and does not refer to products that are still investigational or not labeled for the use in discussion. 


Target Audience

Primary care providers



At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss types of gastrostomy tubes
  • Describe routine care of gastrostomy tubes
  • Summarize common problems with gastrostomy tubes and their management


Release Date: 7/22/2019

CME quiz must be taken before 7/22/2020 to receive credit.


How to Earn Credit

  1. Click on the green "View Online" in the right-hand column (you will be prompted to log in)
  2. Next, click on the "Start" or "View Now" button to view/read the article.
  3. Once you have read the article, "X" out of the window to return to this page.
  4. Click on the blue "Submit for Credit" button.
  5. Complete the evaluation and quiz.


Accreditation & Credit Statements

Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Office and Review Committee Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education and the Feinberg School of Medicine’s disclosure policy for CME activities, all individuals who contribute to the content or the identification / resolution of potential conflicts of interest must disclose any relationship they may have with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients within the preceding 12 months of the activity.  Such disclosure is intended to provide participants with sufficient information to evaluate whether any given presentation has been influence by the faculty’s relationships(s) or financial interest with said companies.  


Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.  The purpose for identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest is to ensure a proper balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor of the medical school’s educational activities. The medical school does not view the existence of a financial relationship as necessarily implying bias or decreasing the value of participation in CME activities, but must ensure that a financial interest is not a conflict of interest.  Identifying Conflict of Interest:  A six-tier peer review system has been developed to identify possible conflicts of interests.  


  1. The first tier is the Speaker
  2. The second-tier is the Course Director and/or Planning Committee Members
  3. The third-tier is the CME Manager
  4. The fourth-tier is the CME Review Committee
  5. The fifth-tier is the CME Medical Director
  6. The sixth-tier is the CME Coordinator


Feinberg School of Medicine's CME Leadership and Staff

  • Clara Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Sheryl Corey, CME Manager. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Jennifer Banys, Senior Program Administrator. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2. Has nothing to disclose.


Course Director’s and Planning Committee Members Disclosure Information:

  • Thomas Shanley, MD, Director of CME at Lurie Children’s has nothing to disclose.
  • Vita Lerman, Editor, The Child’s Doctor, and Publications Manager, Public Affairs, at Lurie Children’s has nothing to disclose.

To contact the FSM CME office, please call 312.503.8533 or email
To contact the course director and planning group at Lurie Children’s, please call 312.227.4263 or email


Course Information
Course Date:
July 22, 2019
Care of Children with Gastrostomy Tubes
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (physician)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.50
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (non-physician)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.50
This course is no longer available for purchase.