Mic-Key Low-Profile Feeding Tube Features
- Mic-Key Gastrostomy Feeding Tube is latex free and sterile
- Less cumbersome than conventional gastrostomy tubes for active patients
- High clarity medical grade silicone construction, designed for visibility and drapability
- A low-profile design makes it unobtrusive and easier to conceal
- Tapered distal tip recessed at a recommended fill volume
- Inflatable silicone internal retention balloon reduces patient trauma experienced with obturated devices
- Proximal anti-reflux valve
- Ventilated secure-lok ring, the external retention mechanism designed to allow air to circulate around the stoma site and reduce tube pressure 360º from the sides of the stoma wall
- Radiopaque stripe
- Patented universal connector, designed to preserve tube life and minimize unintentional disconnects
- Balloon volume: 5ml
Benefits of Mickey Button G Tube
- High clarity medical grade silicone construction
- Designed for visibility and drapability
- Patented universal connector
- Designed to preserve tube life
- Minimize unintentional disconnects
- Inflatable internal retention balloon
- Proximal anti-reflux valve
What to buy with Mickey Button Feeding Tube
When to use Mic-Key Gastrostomy Feeding Tube 12FR?
They are indicated for use in patients who require enteral feeding, are unable to tolerate oral feeding, require gastric decompression and/or medication delivery directly into either the stomach, distal to the stomach, distal duodenum, or proximal jejunum (tube types vary from G, J, TJ/ GJ & GE depending on what medical professional has prescribed/placed).
How to Clean Mic-Key Low Profile Gastrostomy Feeding Tube?
- Wash hands before touching the G-tube
- The MIC-KEY low-profile feeding tube and the skin around and under the tube should be cleaned once a day. Cleaning can be done with water, mild soap, and tissues or cotton-tip applicators.
- Keep the tube and the skin around the tube (stoma) clean and dry
- Rotate the MIC-KEY gastrostomy tube in a full circle during the daily cleaning. Make sure not to pull or manipulate the tube more than necessary.
Note: The extension set should be replaced at least once every two weeks for better functionality and hygiene.
Contraindications of Mickey Button For Adults
Contraindications for placement of a feeding tube include but are not limited to ascites, colonic interposition, portal hypertension, peritonitis, and morbid obesity.
FAQs About Mic-Key Low Profile Gastrostomy Feeding Tube
What is a low-profile G-tube?
A feeding tube directly provides fluids, nutrition, and medications to the small intestine. It sits close to the skin and is discreet.
What is the difference between a PEG tube and a MIC-KEY gastrostomy button?
The products perform the same function, which is enteral feeding. The MIC-KEY Low-Profile G-Tube sits unobtrusively at the level of the skin, whereas a PEG tube hangs loosely from the patient's abdomen.
How often should the MIC-KEY be replaced?
It is recommended that the MIC-KEY low-profile G-tube be replaced at least once every three months.
Does rotating the tube hurt?
No. Rotating the tube should not hurt. If it does, contact a healthcare professional.
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