PEG placement and ICU beds-Tuesday Tube Facts Sep 28, 2021 | Uncategorized Did you know…? For COVID-19 patients with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure, PEG tube placement along with a tracheostomy tube may expedite discharge planning.  References: Goyal H, Ali A, Bansal P. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in COVID-19 Patients. Front Nutr. 2021 Jun 4;8:603276. D: PMC8211889.