Not All Feeding Tubes Are Created Equal!
CORFLO® enteral feeding tubes are the standard by which all other feeding tubes are measured:
The CORFLO® enteral feeding tubes have been created to provide food to patients who cannot eat but their digestive system remains stable. The CORFLO® feeding tubes can be inserted via the nose or mouth and placed in the stomach, as well as in the duodenum, or jejunum. Tube may or may not be weighted and incorporates the ULTRA "canoe" shaped anti-clog outlet port.
Types of feeding tubes available:
|Body||All feeding tubes are made of polyurethane except for CORFLO - INFANT PVC NG series, which is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)|
All materials are latex-free and DEHP-free.
Nasal or oral insertion for food administration to those patients who cannot feed themselves but their digestive system remains stable.
Specifications and Safety Features
|Length||38 to 155 cm (see table of presentations)|
|Diameter||5 to 12 Fr (see table of presentations)|
|Labeling||External, with centimeter marks to increase patient safety and accuracy of insertion. Caliber and model for easy identification.|
|Encoding||By colors for identification.|
|Stylet||The lengths of the stylets match the length of each tube. The stylet allows to auscultate, irrigate and aspirate even when inserted.|
|Lubrication||The CORFLO® polyurethane feeding tubes are coated with a water-activated lubricant to ease insertion.|
|Opacity||All CORFLO® feeding tubes have a radiopaque line that allows x-ray confirmation.|
|Ports||Universal. Accepts both Luer and Oral syringes. No need to disconnect feeding system in order to irrigate, aspirate, or administer meds.|
|Administration||Nasogastric, Orogastric, Nasoduodenal, Oroduodenal, nasojejunal or Orojejunal.|
|Presentation||Individual package non-sterile bag. Individual package sterile bag in the codes 20-1155, 20-1156, 20-1158, 20-1225, 20-1228, 20-1365, 20-9225, 20-C1226 20-C1228, 20-c1255, 20-PVC1555.|
Tubes should only be placed by a trained clinical professional.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to apply a lubricant to insert enteral feeding tube?
Unlike other feeding tubes, CORFLO® polyurethane feeding tubes contain a water-activated lubricant that allows insertion without the need of additional lubricants.
How can I confirm the position of the feeding tube?
All CORFLO® feeding tubes have a radiopaque line throughout the tube. After inserting the required length of the feeding tube, according to the distance between the patient’s nose and the tip of the sternum and length marks along the tube, it is advisable to take X-rays to visualize the position of the feeding tube tip.