Clinical Nutrition

ENTERAL ACCESS CORFLO® FEEDING TUBE

  • Patented Distal Tip for Anti-Clogging Results
  • Large Product Offering for Neonatal, Pediatric, & Adult Feeding Tubes
  • Feeding Tubes with Transmitting Stylet for Use with Cortrak® 2 EAS
  • Tubes have Measurement Markings & are Color-Coded for Easier Positioning
ENTERAL ACCESS CORFLO® FEEDING TUBE

Not All Feeding Tubes Are Created Equal!

  • Safer
  • More Accurate
  • Cost Effective

 

CORFLO® enteral feeding tubes are the standard by which all other feeding tubes are measured:

  • ULTRA anti-clogging outlet, "canoe" type, exclusive to the CORFLO® tubes.
  • The largest selection of neonatal, pediatric and adult feeding tubes.
  • A single brand to meet your needs.
  • Anti-I.V. connection that prevents inadvertent feeding into an I.V. line. Marked in centimeters for increased patient safety.
  • Color-coded.
  • Radiopaque line to ensure proper insertion.
  • Pre-lubricated (lubrication activated with water).

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:

  • CORFLO-ULTRA NG: Designed for intubations where the absence of clogging and ease of insertion are critical. The Clear Lite series is made of transparent polyurethane. All the CORFLO® Ultra probes have a "canoe" shaped anti-clog outlet port.
  • CORFLO-CONTROLLER NG: Developed for maximum control during the insertion procedure, especially during endoscopic and fluoroscopic placement.
  • CORFLO-INFANT PVC NG: Manufactured in premium polyvinyl chloride, sterile, for short-term infant feeding.

 

PRESENTATION

 

 

 

Body All feeding tubes are made of polyurethane except for CORFLO - INFANT PVC NG series, which is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Weights Tungsten
Connectors PVC

All materials are latex-free and DEHP-free.

 

Indication
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.

 

PRECAUTIONS

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.

  • W. Ungard, D. Anderson, Medication Errors in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Common Causes and Error Reduction Strategies, Neonatal Intensive Care, Vol.17, No.6: 22-24, October 2004