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Did you know…?

Increased force on a syringe may indicate a clog is beginning to form in the feeding tube.[1]

It is recommended to address a clog as soon as possible, as the longer it sits the less likely a clearing attempt will be successful.[2]

References:

  1. Actuated Medical, Inc. (2019, September 20). Syringe Force on Clogged Feeding Tubes [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.tubeclear.com/2019/09/30/syringe-force-on-clogged-feeding-tubes/.
  2. Lord, L.M. Enteral Access Devices: Types, Function, Care, and Challenges. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2018. 33(1): 16-38.