Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
ALWAYS FLUSH YOUR FEEDING TUBE BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR FEEDINGS AND AFTER MEDICATIONS.
If you are not using your feeding tube every day, flush with 60 cc of warm tap water once a day to keep the tube open. A new syringe should be used every week. If you give feedings everyday, flush the tube with 60cc warm tap water before and after feeding. Rinse the syringe after using.
You will need the following supplies:
- (1) 60 cc syringe
- (1) Clean cup with warm tap water