Feeding tubes should be designed to reduce tissue trauma, which is common with oversized sharp side port holes and sharp unfinished distal tips. Distal tips should be smooth, well-formed and open. Exposed surfaces should be accessible and easily cleaned. Bacteria growth and transfer is often attributed to material pooling within closed distal tips, poor bifurcated hub designs, and non-swabbable, recessed, or threaded hub caps.
-Polyurethane, PVC, and Silicone options
-Bottomless hub design eliminates a floor where HBM and formula can accumulate, fostering bacterial growth
-Closure plug wave pattern allows air flow through the hub, which helps reduce bacterial formation
-Centimeter markings to at least 32 cm on all feeding tubes
-No DEHP, No BPA
-Encapsulated orange radiopaque stripe and bold insertion markings at each centimeter help confirm placement
-Unique tethered plug closure for better protection from exposure to ambient air