Excessive Force May Rupture Tubes – Tuesday Tube Facts Feb 4, 2020 Did you know…? Flushing with excessive force may rupture feeding tubes. In fully blocked tubes, water may blow backward toward the clinician attempting to flush. Read About Syringe Force on Clogged Tubes References: Richards, S., Walsh, K. (2016), Feeding Tube Irrigation: Performing. Nursing Practice and Skill. https://www.ebscohost.com/assets-sample-content/Feeding_Tube_Irrigation_Performing_-_NSP.pdf. Accessed 9/27/19.