"Proximal end of feeding tube…will need periodic cleaning to remove medication and formula debris. Suggest a brush like toothbrush or bottle brush and warm water daily and PRN for tubes."
October 2015 ASPEN Recommendation on Cleaning the FT Proximal Tube End
NeoConnect’s open hub design and the associated cleaning tool assist clinicians in the care and maintenance of ENFit feeding tube hubs and their threaded connectors.
Bacterial growth from HBM can occur within four hours. The inability to effectively clean hubs and connectors between uses may increase the risk of bacterial contamination and may require adjusting feeding tube protocols.
The ability to visualize the hub and remove residual debris from recesses helps minimize changes to legacy dwell time protocols. NICU clinicians should only consider ENFit systems that can be effectively cleaned to help preserve existing feeding tube indwelling protocols, which can be up 30 days for some devices.
ENFit Compatible NeoConnect Cleaning Tool
|Item #||Product Code||Description||Units per Case|
|810253||PNM-CA||Cleaning Utensil, NeoConnect, Sterile, Purple||24|
|21018||CLK-1||Cleaning Tool Kit with 5 mL Sterile Water and Gauze Pad||48|