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Kimberly Clark Ballard is a leader in the enteral feeding tube market. They offer a wide variety of high-quality and unique enteral feeding tubes. As the pioneer in the development of the first balloon retained tube designed for gastrostomy feeding, the MIC KEY brand of enteral feeding tubes has become well recognized and accepted among health care professionals. All Mickey enteral feeding tubes are constructed of high clarity medical grade silicone and most feature the patented Secur-Lok ring, the external retention mechanism designed to allow air to circulate around the stoma site for optimal stoma health. Kimberly Clark also manufactures a Mickey Bolus Gastrostomy Feed Tube for scheduled feedings, a Mickey Low Profile Tube for even less obtrusiveness, and Mic Key Tube Extension Sets.
- Mic-Key Feeding Tube.
- Universal Feeding Port Connector.
- Built-in Medication Port.
- Secure-Lok Eternal Retention Ring.
- Inflatable Silicone Retention Balloon.
- Non-recessed Distal Tip.
- Radiopaque Stripe.
- Dual Exit Ports.
Product Features & Benefits
- High-clarity medical grade silicone.
- Tapered distal tip for easy catheter insertion.
- Clearly marked feeding, medication and balloon ports.
- Ventilated external retention ring.
- Radiopaque stripe to aid in catheter visualization.
- Graduated centimeter markings for tube position verification.
- LUER-LOK balloon port to ensure secure syringe connection.
- Color-coded balloon port according to catheter French size for ease of identification.
- Balloon Size Range Options: 3 to 5 mL and 7 to 10 mL
- French Size Options: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
- Versions: Pediatric and Adult
- Manufacturer: Kimberly Clark
- HCPCS code: B4087
MIC-KEY Tube Feeding Procedure (1:37 Minutes)
Let’s walkthrough a typical feeding procedure from start to finish. It is simple and logical. It will be second nature to you in no time. Before you do anything else, wash your hands every time. This is very important. Before feeding, use a small amount of water to flush and pre-lubricate the extension set and tube. Be sure you check the MIC-KEY Feeding Tube before each feeding to make sure that it’s still in position. It’s a simple procedure. For details, consult your guide book or ask your nurse or doctor. Now that you’ve done the prep, let’s see how a feeding setup works. Just follow these steps: Using the appropriate extension set as your doctor has directed, connect the extension set to the MIC-KEY feeding port. Align the black line on the extension set connector with the line on the feeding port. Push it in to the anti-reflux valve and turn it clockwise. To disconnect after feeding, realign the black line and pull out the extension set connector. If your doctor has prescribed continuous feeding, connect the continuous extension set to the set connector from the feeding bag with a firm push and twist. Wetting the set connector before insertion, they provide a more secure connection. For a bolus feeding, connect the bolus extension set to the catheter tip syringe with a firm push and twist. Finally, your doctor may have recommended that you check for proper placement before each feeding. For more details on how to do this, refer to your care guide or contact your healthcare professional.
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