Введение

Over half a million Americans rely on a feeding tube for proper nutrition, myself included. Although these are lifesaving tools, they are not infallible. Often, they become clogged even with proper maintenance. This guide will provide home solutions on how to fix a clogged tube, hopefully saving one's self an arduous trip to the hospital.

Запчасти

Никакие детали не требуются.

  1. Test your tube. Use a 35ml plunger to test your tube, just to confirm it is clogged.
    • Test your tube. Use a 35ml plunger to test your tube, just to confirm it is clogged.

    • Exert a decent amount of force.

    Добавить комментарий

  2. Massage the tube. Roll the tubing in between your fingers and “massage” it.
    • Massage the tube. Roll the tubing in between your fingers and “massage” it.

    • The clog may be in the external tubing and doing so may break it up.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Switch to a smaller plunger. Start using a 10ml plunger.

    • The smaller the plunger, the more pressure is exerted.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Flush hot water. Fill your 10ml plunger (and extension tubing, if applicable) with hot water. As hot as you can safely tolerate. Use this to flush your tube.

    Добавить комментарий

  3. Free shipping on orders over $20
    Use code BLUEANDBLACK at checkout
    Free shipping on orders over $20
    Use code BLUEANDBLACK
    • Pulsate. Pulsate the 10ml plunger back and forth, in quick motion. This helps to dismantle the clog.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Flush a combination of hot water and meat tenderizer. If your tube is still clogged, fill your 10ml plunger (and extension tubing, if applicable) with a combination of hot water and meat tenderizer.

    • The tenderizer is known to break up clogs.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Pulsate. Pulsate the 10ml plunger once again, in a quick motion.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Flush Coca-Cola. If your tube is still clogged, fill your 10ml plunger (and extension tubing, if applicable) with Coca-Cola. Flush your tube.

    • Regular coke is the best for breaking up clogs due to its carbonation levels.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Pulsate, then let Coca-Cola sit. Pulsate the 10ml plunger once again, in a quick motion. If the clog persists, allow the Coke to sit in your tube.

    • You may leave the Coke in your tube for up to one hour.

    Добавить комментарий

    • Test your feeding tube. It should flush easily.

    Добавить комментарий

Заключение

The hope is to successfully unclog the feeding tube at home. Of course, always contact your health care physician in times of concern.

Jaquie Beckwith

Участник с: 23.01.2018

181 Репутация

1 Guide authored

Команда

USF Sarasota-Manatee, Team S1-G1, Stewart Spring 2018 Member of USF Sarasota-Manatee, Team S1-G1, Stewart Spring 2018

USFSM-STEWART-S18S1G1

15 членов

Автор 14 руководств

Комментариев: 0

Добавить комментарий

Просмотр статистики:

За 24 часа: 0

За 7 дней: 4

За 30 дней: 23

За всё время: 186