Excessive Force May Rupture Tubes – Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

Flushing with excessive force may rupture feeding tubes.[1]

In fully blocked tubes, water may blow backward toward the clinician attempting to flush.[1]


  1. 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.

Cola May Damage Feeding Tubes – Tuesday Tube Facts

Cola May Damage Feeding Tubes – Tuesday Tube Facts

Using cola to declog a feeding tube may cause damage to the tube itself.*

It can also worsen or create future clogs.*

* Dandeles, Lauren M. and Lodolee, Amy E. “Efficacy of Agents to Prevent and Treat Enteral Feeding Tube Clogs.” The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011; 45:676-680.