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Enteral Feeding Products Buying Guides


When oral feeding is not possible, users can benefit from enteral feeding to get the nutrients they require. However, there are numerous possibilities to choose from in light of varying user requirements. There are many factors to think about, such as mobility needs, tube length, and nutritional requirements. Here at ExpressMed, you can find a wide selection of enteral feeding supplies. Trying to make sense of everything can be difficult and frustrating. Hence, we have taken the liberty to prepare an enteral feeding products buying guide to assist you to find your way among all the available feeding tubes.

What Are Enteral Feeding Products?

To qualify as a suitable user of tube feeding, a patient must have a functional gastrointestinal (GI) tract but be unable to achieve their nutritional demands by oral consumption. Atrophy of the GI tract and the potential for natural gut bacteria to translocate into the circulatory system, both of which increase infection risk, highlight the need of using the GI route whenever possible. Feeding tubes are typically utilized as the sole source of nutrition, while they are sometimes used in conjunction with oral intake.

Types of Enteral Feeding Products

  • Nasogastric Feeding Tube

  • Gastrostomy Feeding Tube

How to Choose Suitable Enteral Feeding Products?

  • Nasogastric Feeding Tube

Commonly referred to as an NG-tube, a nasogastric feeding tube is a feeding tube that is placed via the nose, down the esophagus, and into the stomach. A nasogastric feeding tube is inserted into the patient's stomach to provide nutrition for a limited time period, usually no more than two weeks.

  • Gastrostomy Feeding Tube

Patients at low risk for aspiration can have their long-term enteral nourishment administered through a gastric feeding tube. A gastric feeding tube is introduced through an abdominal incision and pushed into the stomach to allow for the delivery of nutrition. The three most common types of gastrostomy feeding tubes are as follows:

  • PEG Feeding Tube: Feeding tubes inserted using percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy are widely employed. PEG tubes are typically used as a placement tube to set up the stoma and gastrointestinal tract. Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tubes can be implanted either endoscopically or by interventional radiology.
  • Standard Gastrostomy Tube: These balloon or non-balloon tubes may be surgically inserted in a patient as a replacement or initial tube for enteral feeding. They are commonly referred to as a G-tube or a button. Surgical gastrostomy tube placement is typically performed through a laparotomy or other form of open surgery. When there is no other way to provide nutrition to a patient, the gastrostomy procedure is performed to create an opening in the stomach through which a feeding tube can be inserted.
  • Low Profile Gastrostomy Tube: The low profile G tube is a less bulky alternative to the standard gastrostomy tube. The low profile gastrostomy feeding tube is the most usual choice for active adults, children, and those in danger of pulling out their feeding tubes. While some low profile G tubes can be used for first-time tube insertion, the vast majority are meant for later insertion into an established tract.

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