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Covidien Kangaroo ePump Enteral Feeding Pump, formally under the Kendall brand, is for people who require nutrition through continuous feeding, intermittent feeding or feeding and flushing. The Covidien ePump delivers it all in one compact, simple-to-use, precision enteral feeding pump. Easy to program, this Feeding Pump can also be used with Enteral Feed Flush Sets to provide automatic flushing. A five button interface walks the user through the programming process while an alarm identification system quickly resolves any problems that may arise, resulting in a smooth and stress-free user experience. The Kangaroo ePump Enteral Feeding Pump is the latest innovation in enteral feeding. The Covidien ePump gives you the ability to accurately track the amount of formula and fluid delivered to a patient ensuring the prescribed formula and fluid is received by the patient. When patients require nutrition through continuous feeding, intermittent feeding or feeding and flushing, this feeding pump delivers in one compact, easy-to-use device.
Kangaroo ePump Enteral Feeding Pump functions on a straightforward ATM-Style interface that makes it remarkably easy to use and offers the opportunity to program hydration for both mobile and hospitalized patients alike. With the ability to program flushing intervals, this enteral feeding pump eliminates the need to manually flush tubes and sets. There is no drip chamber on this pump, allowing it to be used anywhere on anyone.
ePump Anti Free-Flow is an integral component of every Kangaroo ePump Delivery Set. This feature prevents the bag from allowing the free flow of solution into the patient (similar to a gravity feed set) if the set becomes disconnected from the pump. This is safer for the patient because it prevents a possible overfeed situation that could lead to patient aspiration or other complications. In addition, it provides for easier set-up and minimizes the potential for solution spill due to an open roller-clamp.
Kangaroo has feeding sets for the ePump, including the ePump Enteral Feeding Sets, Kangaroo Enteral Feeding Gravity Sets, and Kangaroo Pump Sets. Kangaroo also provides other enteral feeding pump options, like the Joey and the Connect. Below is a comparison chart of the top three Kangaroo Feeding Pumps.
Kangaroo Feeding Pump Comparison Chart
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Product Features and Benefits
- Uses the MISTIC (Magnetic Intelligent Set Type Identification Connector) Identification System to recognize the pump set type and offers appropriate programming options as well as programmed flushing intervals to eliminate the need to manually flush tubes and sets. This allows for hydration and nutrition-programmed delivery.
- Since there is no drip chamber, the pump can be used anywhere on anyone.
- Prior programming settings can be saved for up to 72 hours.
- Monitors the presence or absence of fluid to determine the flow condition of the feeding set in order to determine if the pump is experiencing either an upstream occlusion or an empty bag.
- Attitude-independent design eliminates need for drip chamber on pump set.
- Audible alarm to indicate errors or pump set loading conditions.
- Designed with a hold feature with programmable restart and integrated handle for easy transport.
- Equipped with intuitive user interface and large, backlit LCD display
- With removable pole clamp and detachable power cord.
- Serial I/O port for data retrieval and software updates
- Replaceable, rechargeable NiMH battery pack for 15 hours of backup power
- Product Number: 382400.
- Size: 6.6 Inches by 6.4 Inches by 4.6 Inches.
- Weight: 2.3 pounds.
- Flush Rate: 1960 ml/hr (maximum).
- Flow Rate: 1-400 ml/hr (1 ml increments).
- Flush Interval: 1-24 hr(s) in 1 hr increments.
- Voltage: Operates on 9V DC, 1.5 Amps. Uses AC adapter for wall outlet usage.
- Battery Life: 15 hours.
- Battery Recharge Time: 8 hours.
- Manufacturer: Medtronics.
- Brand: Covidien
- Sub Brand: Kangaroo.
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Product QuestionsDoes the Covidien Kangaroo pump calculate the total amount of feeding infused in a 24 hour period and display on screen?Question by: Nancy on Aug 1, 2019 5:58:00 PMThe epump is able to be set up to the desired feed rate and then the settings are displayed on the screen.Answer by: Jessica Smith (Admin) on Aug 5, 2019 2:41:00 PMwhat is different between this pump and the joey pump? Thanks Dale
Question by: Dale on Oct 5, 2016 1:40:36 PMThe Kangaroo pump is for adults; the Joey pump is for youth.Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Jan 23, 2017 4:18:00 PMCan we use Clorox Healthcare Disinfectant Wipes to clean this pump? Thanks!
CatherineQuestion by: catherine oliver on Apr 22, 2015 2:45:00 PMWe can't make any recommendations as far as how to clean products. It's best to contact the manufacture for details on cleaning instructions.Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Jul 21, 2016 2:36:00 PM
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if you are considering using a "real food" feeding tube formula you may not be happy with this product.
I am new to all of this enternal feeding stuff and like that it is simple and provides the alarm if there is an issue.
Vitality Medical provided great customer service and was able to answer most of my questions.