Highlights of Avanos MIC-KEY Gastrostomy Tube
- Medical-grade silicone
- Inflatable internal retention balloon
- SECUR-LOK external retention ring
- Radiopaque strip
- Tapered distal tip
When to use Avanos MIC Gastrostomy Feeding Tube?
The MIC Gastrostomy Feeding Tube are indicated for use in patients who require long term feeding, are unable to tolerate oral feeding, who are at low risk for aspiration, require gastric decompression and / or medication delivery directly into the stomach.
Contraindications for placement of a gastrostomy feeding tube include, but are not limited to:
- Colonic interposition
- Portal hypertension
- Uncorrected coagulopathy
- Uncertainty as to gastrostomy tract direction and length (abdominal wall thickness)
- Lack of adherence of the stomach to the abdominal wall (replacement only)
- Lack of established gastrostomy tract (replacement only)
- Evidence of infection around stoma site (replacement only)
- Presence of multiple stoma fistulous tracts (replacement only)
What to buy with Gastrostomy Feeding Tube
How to clean Kimberly Clark Gastrostomy Tube?
- To prolong the Kimberly-Clark MIC Gastrostomy Feeding Tube life and help prevent infection at the stoma site be sure to maintain the cleanliness of the feeding tube.
- Along with the cleanliness of feeding tube, cleanliness of skin around the stoma is also important.
- A cotton-tipped applicator works well to clean the extension set immediately after each use.
- Wash MIC Gastrostomy Tube in warm soapy water, rinse and allow to air-dry.
Kimberly-Clark MIC Gastrostomy Feeding Tube FAQ
1. Can patients talk with a feeding tube?
During nasal feeding tube placement, the patient is usually awake as the tube is threaded through the nose and down the throat into the stomach, duodenum, or intestine. The doctor will lubricate the passageway and go over the procedure while talking to the patient.
2. What is a mic feeding tube?
The ENTRAL or MIC Balloon Gastrostomy tube (or G-tube) connects the inside of your stomach to the outside, allowing you to receive the food and fluids you require.
3. What causes feeding tube blockage?
Clogged feeding tubes can be caused by a variety of factors, including a narrow tube diameter, insufficient water flushes, and a lack of attention to proper medication administration, as many clinicians are all too familiar with.