ENFit Y-Port Nasogastric Long-Term Feeding Tubes
Medicina has a comprehensive range of ENFit nasogastric and nasojejunal tubes to feed a wide variety of patients from neonates to adults in both hospital and at home. The Y–Port Long-Term Feeding Tubes range comes with a dual port ENFit connector. This allows you to use one port to feed and another for medication/flushing.
- Y-port connector
- Guidewire to aid insertion
- Guidewire is self-lubricating, non-kink
- Fully radiopaque
- Colour coded strap to identify French size of tube
- Tethered cap
- Barium tip – highlights end of tube clearly under X-Ray
- Centimetre markings throughout length of tube
- Two side eye holes for feeding & aspiration
- Rounded tip to aid insertion
- DEHP/Latex Free
- Weighted tubes available
|Medicina code||Product Description||Box Qty||NHSSC|
|NGP6/95YC||ENFit 6FR x 95cm long term nasogastric feeding tube with Y-Port||25||FWM3202|
|NGP8/95YC||ENFit 8FR x 95cm long term nasogastric feeding tube with Y-Port||25||FWM3203|
|NGP10/95YC||ENFit 10FR x 95cm long term nasogastric feeding tube with Y-Port||25||FWM3204|
|NGP12/95YC||ENFit 12FR x 95cm long term nasogastric feeding tube with Y-Port||25||FWM3205|
Medicina nasogastric feeding tubes are fully NPSA compliant and have all of the physical characteristics required for feeding, flushing and delivering medication.
The worldwide introduction of the new ENFit connector will reduce the risk of enteral feeding tube misconnections and improve patient safety throughout hospitals and around the globe.
Within this range are tubes to feed all types of patients from 400g babies to large adults, in both long and short-term designs. There are three types described in this booklet and sections on how to select the right size and length for a particular patient.
It is important to choose the correct size of feeding tube in relation to the size of the patient and also in relation to the function required. Feeding tubes tend to have narrower bores than aspiration tubes and smaller patients tend to have narrower tubes. The length of tube must also be sufficient to reach the desired site, without leaving too much external length on the face.
Caution: neonates can be at risk from the use of longer tubes instead of an extention set, as the tube can become wrapped around the child’s neck.
All Medicina nasogastric and nasojejunal tubes have centimetre depth markings starting 5cm from the tip of the tube and stopping 5cm from the enteral connector. This makes it easy for the user to record the amount of tube placed inside the patient when it is first inserted. This can then be compared to the depth before every feed or medication to check that no movement has taken place. Working alongside manufacturers, Medicina modified the printing technique to ensure crystal clear marking throughout the length of the tube.
Medicina has made two major changes to the radiopaque stripe. The amount of Barium sulphate in the stripe has been doubled from the normal 20% to 40%. It is the amount of Barium sulphate that makes the tube visible under X-ray. The width of the radiopaque stripe has also been doubled. This makes it much easier to see the tubes on X-ray even in difficult patients.
Medicina has added a solid piece of polyurethane containing 40% Barium sulphate at the tip of long-term tubes. This will help identify the tip of the tube under X-ray.
Y-Port NG tubes
Medicina have now introduced a ‘Y-port’ option for the long-term nasogastric tubes. This allows easy access for medications and flushing while maintaining a closed system.
All Medicina long term feeding tubes have a self-lubricated non kink guidewire. Therefore no flushing is required to remove the guidewire before confirmation of tube placement. This complies with NPSA/2012/RRR001.