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Before you begin a feeding, you will need to check the tube to make sure that it is not clogged or displaced outside of the stomach.
To do this, you will need to connect the extension set to the Mic-key. Then connect the monoject catheter tip syringe with 10cc of water to the feeding port.
Now, pull back on the plunger. When you see stomach contents in the tube, flush the Mic-key with the water. If you feel resistance--try it again and check for leakage.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|