FORMULAS FREQUENTLY USED FOR DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Respiratory Failure
Pulmocare is a high-calorie, low-carbohydrate formula designed to help reduce carbon dioxide production, which may be helpful for adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, or respiratory failure. Pulmocare provides complete and balanced nutrition, so it can be used for sole-source nutrition or supplemental feeding. The product is available for tube or oral feeding.
Glucerna products are designed specifically to help adults with diabetes manage their blood glucose levels as part of an overall diabetes management plan. The products contain a unique, slowly digested carbohydrate blend to help minimize glycemic response. Glucerna cereals, bars, and shakes are available in consumer-friendly flavors at retail stores. Glucerna tube-feeding products for institutional use offer a variety of nutrition choices for supplemental or sole-source nutrition.
Use under medical supervision.
- Digestive tract health
- Rebuilding muscle and strength
- Immune system
- Strong bones
The Ensure family of products provides active adults with a source of nutrition that can help them focus on specific nutritional goals. Such goals include helping to rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time, supporting digestive tract health and the immune system, and helping build strong bones. Ensure is available in a variety of uniquely formulated, ready-to-drink, shakes in popular flavors, as well as in pudding and powder forms. Intended for oral consumption, Ensure is ideal for supplemental use with or between meals and for interim sole-source feeding in convenient, ready-to-drink, bottles.
WHAT IS ENTERAL FEEDING?
Enteral nutrition, also known as tube feeding, is a way of delivering nutrition directly to your stomach or small intestine. Your doctor might recommend tube feeding if you can’t eat enough to get the nutrients you need.
When tube feeding occurs outside the hospital, doctors refer to it as home enteral nutrition. A home enteral nutrition care team can teach you how to feed yourself through a tube and provide support when you encounter problems.
Home enteral nutrition might be recommended if you have difficulty eating, but your digestive system works normally. Examples include:
- Cancer, such as head and neck cancers or cancer treatment that makes it difficult or painful to swallow
- Neurological problems, such as stroke and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Gastrointestinal problems, such as gastroparesis and bowel obstruction
- Trauma, such as an injury to your digestive tract
TYPES OF FEEDING TUBES
Feeding tubes deliver liquid nutrition directly to your stomach or small intestine. Options may include:
- Feeding tube passed through the nose. If you’ll need a feeding tube for a month or less, your health care provider may recommend inserting a tube through your nose and into your stomach (nasogastric tube) or your small intestine (nasojejunal tube).
- Feeding tube passed through the skin on your abdomen. If you’ll need longer term tube feeding, your doctor may recommend a procedure to place a tube through the skin on your abdomen and into your stomach (gastrostomy) or into your small intestine (jejunostomy).
Which tube is best for you will depend on your situation. Discuss your options with your health care provider.
WHO RECEIVES ENTERAL FEEDING?
People of all ages receive tube feeding. It may be given to infants and children, as well as to adults. People can live well on tube feeding for as long as it is needed. Tube feeding can be used for a short time, and then the tube is removed when the person can begin to eat normally again.
For more information on tube feeding, please visit MyTubeFeeding.com. This comprehensive online patient and caregiver resource offers multimedia information, tips and guidance to help make tube feeding at home simpler and more comfortable, with the goal of providing support to enhance patient outcomes and quality of life.
ENTERALITE INFINITY FEEDING PUMP
Improving Enteral Therapy Through Better Feeding Schedule Compliance
The EnteraLite Infinity enteral feeding pump allows both pediatric and adult tube fed patients the ability to maintain a normal lifestyle, resulting in increased compliance with prescribed feeding regimens.
Accurate: Maintains +/- 5% accuracy at any flow rate and when operated in any orientation, allowing patients to comply exactly with prescribed feeding regimens.
Portable: Weighing less than 1 pound, the pump is easily carried in a custom-designed carry pack for extended use, resulting in fewer limitations to a patient’s normal lifestyle and increased feeding schedule compliance.
Rugged: Designed to perform consistently well under a wide variety of conditions. Does not require any regularly scheduled maintenance and can be cleaned by simply rinsing under running water.
Easy to Use: Extremely easy to operate and program, allowing the caregiver the ability to focus on other areas of care.
Full-feature set available only with the EnteraLite Infinity:
- Operates in any orientation
- Bolus, continuous, and intermittent feeding programs
- Selectable flow rates from 0.1 ml/hr to 600 ml/hr
- 24-hour battery
- +/- 5% accuracy
Please note the following cautions when using the EnteraLite Infinity enteral feeding pump:
It is important to keep the air sensor free of debris including spilled fluids or food that may adhere to the sensor and prevent detection of air in the tubing. Use a cotton swab to clean the pathways of the cassette receptacle. (Refer to the Operator’s Manual for further cleaning instructions).
When using a programmed dose, infinite dose or interval feeding setting, the volume of food in the bag/bottle should be monitored throughout the feeding cycle to ensure the appropriate dose has been received by the patient.
KANGAROO JOEY FEEDING PUMP
The Kangaroo Joey enteral feeding pump provides feeding and flushing in a completely portable device. This feeding pump is the first hydrating and ambulatory enteral device available. It assures clinicians of accurate and reliable function while providing patients with freedom and mobility.
The Kangaroo Joey enteral feeding pump functions on an ATM Style interface that makes it remarkably easy to use. It also offers ambulatory flushing and the opportunity to program hydration for both mobile and hospital patients alike.
The Kangaroo Joey enteral feeding pump sets are manufactured with a no-drip chamber and are not compatible with Kangaroo standard pumps.