When to use Mic-Key Feeding Tube By Avanos Medical?
The MIC-KEY Low-Profile Gastrostomy Feeding Tube is 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.
How to measure Mic-Key Stoma length?
Selection of the correct size MIC-KEY is critical for the safety and comfort of the patient. Measure the length of the patient’s stoma with the Stoma Measuring Device. The shaft length of the MIC-KEY selected should be the same as the length of the stoma. An inappropriately sized MIC-KEY can cause necrosis, buried bumper syndrome, and/or hypergranulation tissue.
- Lubricate the tip of the Stoma Measuring Device with water-soluble lubricant. Caution: Do not use mineral oil. Do not use petroleum jelly.
- Advance the Stoma Measuring Device over the guidewire, through the stoma, and into the stomach. Caution: Do not use force.
- Fill the Luer slip syringe with 5 ml of water and attach to the balloon valve. Depress the syringe plunger and inflate the balloon.
- Gently pull the device toward the abdomen until the balloon rests against the inside of the stomach wall.
- Slide the plastic disc down to the abdomen and record the measurement above the disc.
- Add 4–5 mm to the recorded measurement to ensure the proper stoma length and fit in any position. Record the measurement.
- Using a Luer slip syringe, remove the water in the balloon.
- Remove the stoma measuring device.
- Document the date, lot number, and measured centimeter shaft length
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